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Clancy DuBos ....................................................15 Evacuating for storms — and stacy Head’s  decision Blake Pontchartrain ........................................17 The New orleans know-it-all Gus Kattengell ...................................................18 Who Dat game day rituals Gender Games ..................................................31 The case for and against single-sex schools

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Ricky and Varla Turn You On Thu. & Sun. Sept. 20 & 23; Thu.-Sun. Sept. 27-30 | Ricky Graham and Varla Jean Merman are joined by Jefferson Turner on piano and Brian Albus on percussion for a musical revue featuring their renditions of hits, country tunes, disco, songs from Mary Poppins and original pieces. At Mid-City Theatre. PAGE 63.

The Walkmen Sat. Sept. 22 | Having found perfection on 2010’s Lisbon, the Walkmen ascended to a higher plane: June release Heaven (Fat Possum) is a sure-footed, surefire contender for rock record of the year. Milo Greene opens at Tipitina’s. PAGE 51.


Fiona Apple | Seven years after releasing her last record, 2005’s Extraordinary Machine (Epic), mercurial singer-songwriter Fiona Apple this year released The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. The visceral, entirely acoustic album is fraught with unhinged, discordant moments, but it also contains beauty and dark humor in Apple’s exquisite poetry. Blake Mills opens at the House of Blues. PAGE 51.

Melissa Etheridge, Stevie Nicks and Gladys Knight Sat. Sept 22 | This trio of female singers spans several decades of popular music. Perhaps that’s the point; the American Association of Retired Persons presents the concert in conjunction with its Life@50+ expo at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. At the New Orleans Arena. PAGE 51. Lewis Black Sun. Sept. 23 | An admirer of Lenny Bruce and George Carlin, comedian Lewis Black believes no subject, great or small, is offlimits. And everything from smartphones to politics in Washington D.C. is likely to set off one of his hallmark tirades and appeals for sanity. Hear him unload at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. PAGE 49.

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OFF! Fri. Sept. 21 | Hardcore punk supergroup OFF! — with Keith Morris of Circle Jerks, and members of Burning Brides and Rocket from the Crypt — crashed 2010 with a slew of EPs. This year, the band released a self-titled full-length, a breakneck 16-track LP of bruised and bloodied pit firestarters. Punk legend Negative Approach and North Carolina’s Double Negative open. At Tipitina’s. PAGE 51.


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‘Never Perfect’

A sneak peek at potential changes to the city’s civil service system shows why many city workers are nervous — but nothing is set just yet. By Charles Maldonado

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and the University of Texas Medical Branch, which partnered to address Gulf Coast communities in the aftermath of the BP oil disaster, purchased and distributed food, water and other supplies to Gulf residents affected by Hurricane Isaac. LEAN activated its Hands of Hope relief project in the wakes of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, providing more than $800,000 in aid to residents after those storms.

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Service Department. Under the curDeputy Mayor and rent system, HR has seven employChief Administrative ees and deals primarily with hiring Officer Andy Kopplin unclassified employees outside of says proposed civil the civil service structure. Civil Serservice rule changes vice, meanwhile, has 18 employees are in a preliminary and deals with hiring, promoting, stage, but an internal demoting and transferring “classiadministration fied” employees (those covered by memo shows new civil service rules) as well as Civil rules are expected Service Rules compliance. to be approved in Under the draft proposal, HR November. would have 22 employees and han- PHOTO By CHERyL GERBER dle all job placements, including classified positions. Civil Service would be reduced to six workers and would deal primarily with compliance issues and investigations related to HR placements. Currently, when a department has a vacancy, the Civil Service Department produces a list of three applicants. Consideration goes first to qualified applicants on the “reemployment list” page 9

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he Police Association of New Orleans (PANO) gave city employees a sneak peek at a long-proposed plan to overhaul New Orleans city government’s civil service system when the union released preliminary draft reports — obtained through a public records request — outlining possible changes to the rules governing city personnel procedures for thousands of city employees. PANO also released an internal memo, dated in August, that contained a timeline of the project, anticipating a vote for approval by the New Orleans Civil Service Commission this fall and naming Commission Chairman, Loyola University president Rev. Kevin Wildes, as a “leader” in the plan’s development. The drafts, prepared over the summer by the Minnesotabased consulting firm Public Strategies Group (PSG), contain recommendations to change current hiring and promotions rules that initially were put in place as protections against political considerations in personnel decisions. The draft proposals would give managers more leeway to pick prospective hires from a larger pool of applicants. It also would open all positions to external applicants as well as laid-off employees and those up for promotion, at management’s discretion. The suggestions, as written now, would eliminate universal entrance exams, develop a merit pay system and seek to reduce the number of disciplinary appeals. “While civil service has never been a perfect system, it has been very active in protecting against political patronage,” PANO attorney Eric Hessler said. “This goes in the opposite direction.” Asked about the consulting firm’s proposals, Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer Andy Kopplin, who has helped lead Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s civil service revamp efforts since 2010, stressed that the plans outlined in the drafts should not be mistaken for finalized proposals. “To make the conclusion that a preliminary recommendation will be identical to a final recommendation would be to assume that there’s not an ongoing deliberative process,” Kopplin said. “We’ve met with a bunch of department heads to get their feedback on some of these preliminary ideas. We’re continuing to meet with other folks to get their feedback.” Kopplin said the city is still collecting feedback, including reactions from workers, many of whom took an employee survey released in July. The suggestions in the draft proposals, Kopplin said, could still change significantly. In any case, he said, changes would ultimately have to be approved by the New Orleans Civil Service Commission, the five-member body that sets the city’s employment rules. PSG’s drafts, one from June and one from August, are largely identical in substance, though some wording has changed in the newer version. Major components include the creation of a new Human Resources Department (HR) within Kopplin’s office. The new division would take over many of the responsibilities of the Civil

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made up of laid-off (not fired) employees with experience in the job, followed by those up for promotion, then new applicants. Each list must be exhausted before moving on. The new system would eliminate the so-called “rule of three” and allow managers to ask HR to make a list of any length, in theory giving priority first to veterans, then the reemployment list, then any applicant. There is no requirement, however, that managers hire qualified employees from the first or second group, and any job may be open to internal and external applicants at management’s discretion. The new plan also eliminates civil service examinations as a requirement for all applicants, replacing them with tests to be administered only once a department has narrowed the field down to a handful of top candidates. “The issue here is, how do you ensure that the City of New Orleans and its managers hire the best-qualified employees for the job?” Kopplin said. “The philosophy … is that hiring managers who are responsible for delivering results and who are responsible for that area of expertise actually know more about the capabilities and the background of the folks they’re going to hire than somebody doing a paper resume review in the Civil Service Department.” Another section of the draft addresses discipline. One goal outlined in the report is speeding up the often-long disciplinary appeals process and reducing the city’s large volume of appeals. It suggests a series of managerial tactics, which, it appears, would not be considered formal actions and therefore theoretically would not be subject to appeal. Those tactics include additional training, mentoring sessions and increased feedback. The final one, however, is “moving an employee to a different job, in a lower classification,” also known as a demotion. Under current rules, demotions are always considered formal actions and are always appealable. “We’ve seen what happens even under civil service protections. I’ve represented dozens of officers who’ve been fired, and fired inappropriately,” Hessler said. “In a perfect world where you have managers who can keep out politics … you wouldn’t have these complaints. It’s going to be that much easier for them.” Randolph Scott, head of the group Concerned Classified City Employees, criticized the ideas in stronger terms, calling the plan the “destruction of civil service as we know it.” Scott expanded on “as we know it” by adding, “Defending workers from political patronage and protecting equal rights for all workers.” Mayoral spokesman Ryan Berni said the suggestions in the draft reports give the Civil Service Department more power and, without recruiting responsibilities, more time to investigate potential wrongdoing. “The Civil Service Department would be given much broader authority to halt decisions that it deemed to be political or violating the merit system,” he said. “There would be an investigation and then it would be turned over to the commission.” Kopplin acknowledged that the goal of the initiative is to increase personnel efficiency. Deliberations on hiring, pay plans and disciplinary procedures between the administration, the Civil Service Commission and Civil Service Department staffers sometimes stretch out for long periods. But, he said, the proposals also keep employee protections in place. “I would argue that a move in this direction is in furtherance of assuring that merit-based hires are the ones that are getting made,” he said. In Hessler’s view, the city already has shown a lack of consideration for workers, which, he said, is what prompted the public records request in the first place. PANO has not been in contact with the mayor’s office since a meeting in July, after the group released the results of a police department employee satisfaction survey. Hessler said city officials made it “quite clear” at the time that they weren’t interested in addressing officers’ concerns outlined in that report. “We’ve been hearing rumblings and information that led us to believe this initiative was going on. We weren’t hearing information from official channels,” Hessler said. “It appears to me that there was a lot of behindthe-scenes work because the tone of the documents make it appear as if it’s a done deal.” He cites an internal administration memo — also obtained and released publicly by PANO — by city Director of Organizational Effectiveness Alexandra Norton. It’s addressed to Landrieu and members of his executive staff. The memo suggests that the city may present a final plan to the five-member Civil Service Commission as soon as its October meeting. Norton’s memo presents a timeline, including the Oct. 15 introduction of


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“Who the heck are these people? We know the millions of visitors who flock here every year to experience our music, food, architecture, history and traditions would certainly disagree.” — Mayor Mitch Landrieu, reacting to a study by the urban-planning group CEOs of Cities, which placed New Orleans dead last among American cities when it came to culture — based on a 2007 survey of the number of cultural events in a city versus the number of households with an HDTV. The 2007 numbers, of course, came in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when New Orleans was still struggling to get on its feet — and residents were buying new furniture. A day after Gambit reported on the study, CEOs for Cities issued a statement, which said in part, “The intent of our research is not to rank one city above another, but to provide a set of tools for exploring the performance of your city, and how you can work to improve it.”

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WETLAND FouNDATioN rEporT cALLs For FEDErAL poLicy chANgEs The latest America’s WeTLAND Foundation (AWF) report, which was presented last week in Washington, D.C., urges lawmakers to pledge billions of dollars to Gulf Coast restoration. The report, “Beyond Unintended Consequences: Adaptation for Gulf Coast Resiliency and Sustainability,” is the result of forums held in 11 Gulf Coast communities with 1,100 “stakeholders” in environment, business, government and other agencies, all of whom were asked to make suggestions for rebuilding the coast. The report also based its recommendations on the findings of a $4.2 million coastal study from entergy. The 30 recommendations outlined in the report are a “roadmap for adaptation and long-term sustainability, beginning with an urgent need for federal policy changes.” The report’s opening letter — co-signed by Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and high-ranking officials from other Gulf Coast states, but no governors — reads, “Resiliency is often talked about these days, but meaningful action is scarce, and the country cannot afford to wait.” Louisiana adopted its own $50 billion coastal restoration plan earlier this year, but the report calls for a federal, bipartisan effort to restore coastlines. AWF met with state and federal agencies last week. “There seems to be some openness to move restoration along at an emergency pace,” said AWF managing director Val Marmillion. Among the report’s recommendations: streamline and fast-track coastal restoration projects and their permit process; ensure all levels of government have policies in place to handle “at-risk” coastal infrastructure; provide tax credits for restoration projects; support funding for oyster beds and other sensitive coastal habitats; create a “carbon market”; and provide better support to communities (including increased tourism promotion and communication with officials). The report also makes several recommendations for the U.S. Army Corps of engineers to update its guidelines to address coastal restoration. Marmillion told Gambit that until 2007, the Corps had “nothing significant in its guidelines about coastal restoration,” and that the Army Corps must be held accountable for the ongoing health of the systems it protects. The report’s release follows the difficult and lengthy approval process for the ReSTORe Act, which finally satisfied both sides of the aisle and was signed into law as part of a transportation bill earlier this year. It pledges to set aside 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines against BP and other responsible parties for the Gulf Oil Disaster. Those fines are estimated to be somewhere between $5 and $20 billion for Gulf Coast states. The America’s WeTLAND report, however, aims for a much higher sum to trickle down to the Gulf. — ALex WOODWARD

OPsb sues bP schooL boArD sEEks jury TriAL For DAmAgEs To propErTy, EmpLoyEEs AND imAgE The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) added its name this month to the long list of plaintiffs filling lawsuits against BP in the wake of the 2010 Gulf oil disaster. The school board filed a complaint Sept. 7 asking that BP and other parties be held accountable for property damage and “damage to the quality of the educational system.” The complaint also seeks to make BP pay for the OPSB’s loss of funds from tax revenues, diminution of property values and increased costs of services. It demands that BP and other responsible parties pay for the increased cost of health care for affected OPSB employees for “treatment of physical and emotional problems related to the oil spill.” The board’s suit also alleges that BP negatively impacted the OPSB’s ability to borrow money, and the complaint seeks damages for the OPSB’s reduced funding and “the reputation and image of the Orleans Parish School Board in the education and local communities.” The board seeks a jury trial. Jefferson and other coastal parishes also are seeking similar damages in separate suits. OPSB officials declined to comment but are preparing a statement for later this month. — ALex WOODWARD

Drive-through daiquiris ... poLiTiFAcT ruLEs ThEy AcTuALLy EXisT In Oregon, you can’t just walk into any supermarket for a bottle of Grey Goose. Booze is overseen by the Oregon Liquor Control Board and sold only from state-run shops. Most stores close early — good luck picking up hooch after 8 p.m. — and many don’t even open on Sundays. For years, advocates have pushed for selling liquor out of regular retail establishments. Last week, when the state’s House Business and Labor Committee held the latest hearing about the law, state Rep. Bill Kennemer, who is skeptical about changing the procedure, made the statement, “We just don’t want to get to be like Louisiana, where you have drive-up daiquiri shops.” The concept of drive-through daiquiri shops was so foreign to the Oregonians that the group PolitiFact, which analyzes the veracity of politicos’ public statements, contacted Kennemer, who said he and his wife had seen them on a trip to New Orleans. “They kept spotting these signs for daiquiris. The signs were attached to buildings with drive-thru windows,” PolitiFact explained to its readers. “Blended frozen daiquiris are made with rum, lime juice and sweetener and have the consistency of iced smoothies. They come in many fruity flavors, plus chocolate.” PolitiFact also called Jacques Berry, a spokesman for Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, who confirmed for them: Yes, Oregon, drive-through daiquiri shops exist. “We rate the statement True,” PolitiFact concluded. — KevIN ALLMAN

big sam headlines gala ANNuAL pro boNo projEcT bALL sEpT. 28 The 24th annual Justice For All Ball, the annual fundraiser for the New Orleans Pro Bono Project, will be held Sept. 28 at the Audubon Tea Room in Audubon Park. The event features food and beverages from more than 30 area restaurants, along with live entertainment by Big Sam’s Funky Nation as well as silent and live auctions. The Pro Bono Project works with various social service organizations to provide free, quality civil legal services to the poor in greater New Orleans by engaging volunteer attorneys to represent indigent clients. The organization serves clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Washington parishes. The ball is the primary fundraiser for the Pro Bono Project each year. For information and tickets, visit or call 504-581-3480.


new rules to the Civil Service Commission and a Nov. 19 approval of those rules. The timeline ends on January 2013 with the words: “Adhere to new rules and procedures.” Hessler also points to a sentence in the memo that suggests Civil Service Commission members, including Wildes, have seen, been involved in developing and may already have signed off on the plan’s broad outlines. “Under the leadership of Fr. Kevin Wildes and the Civil Service Commission and First Deputy Mayor and CAO Andy Kopplin, we are working to develop a package of Civil Service Rules Reforms and a reorganized Civil Service Department and Human Resources Department,” the memo states. The document goes on to predict that the new rules will improve the process. Wildes’ name also appears in a PowerPoint presentation that dates from April, which was obtained by Gambit from a city employee who requested anonymity. The presentation is titled “Civil Service and Human Resources Transformation.” In it, Wildes’ name appears alongside Kopplin’s and Deputy Mayor Michelle Thomas’ at the top of a “reporting structure” related to the plan’s development. “You ought to talk to Fr. Wildes about that, but again, our goal has been to work with the commission, because ultimately, we want to have a shared vision about how to improve the HR system,” Kopplin said. When asked, Kopplin said commission members have not, to his knowledge, violated the state open meetings law, as there have been no meetings about the plan between city officials and a voting quorum of commission members. Wildes did not respond to Gambit’s request for comment. The city also is using a consultant who has, in the past, indicated dissatisfaction with the current personnel system. In 2011, PSG prepared a report called “A Transformation Plan for City Government.” That report — produced at Landrieu’s request but paid for by a number of local nonprofit groups — addressed problems throughout city government and also called for streamlining civil service procedures for hiring, firing and promotions. “We were looking for a consultant that had experience in HR transformation. We wouldn’t have hired one that didn’t have experience in HR transformation,” Kopplin said. To bring PSG on, the city entered into a partnership last May with Baptist Community Ministries (BCM), which controls the mixed public-private funded “New Orleans Innovation Fund,” to pay the firm’s costs. If it had contracted the firm directly, through a Requests for Proposals process, PSG would have had to enter into a competitive bidding process. However, as Kopplin pointed out, by using the fund, which has a maximum value of more than $500,000, BCM is able to solicit outside donors — such as the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region, which has contributed — thereby reducing the city’s costs. “That’s just because we have private money contributed into it, so we could make the taxpayer dollars go farther,” Kopplin said, adding that the city is proud of its partnerships with local foundations that have expressed an interest in working with city government. “That’s exactly what you’d want to achieve.”

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tiary at Angola, the ACLU intervened to get a wheelchair for an inmate who had been forced to crawl around his cell on his hands and knees because of a physical condition. A letter from the ACLU to Ponchatoula High School forced administrators to rethink their decision to allow only students with dates to attend school dances. We worked with a group in Shreveport to have the Confederate flag removed from the courthouse. We sent a letter to Delhi Charter School regarding a policy requiring students suspected of being pregnant to submit to a pregnancy test or face penalties. Finally, in Ville Platte, it took an ACLU lawsuit to get city leaders to suspend a 10 p.m. walking curfew for all residents. Second-parent adoptions and the rights of immigrants were other issues on the ACLU’s table in the last twelve months. From the ridiculous to the serious, these cases illustrate that anyone can have their civil liberties violated and the Constitution’s role in protecting people’s rights. As technology expands, so do our individual freedoms, but they continue to be challenged. The Fourth Amendment, for example, guarantees security in our “persons, houses, papers and effects.” However, it doesn’t expressly cover emails, text messages, cellphone records and web-search history. Courts have ruled that these must be treated as “papers.” Yet we don’t now have the right to demand that government officials obtain a warrant before they get cellphone location information to track and follow an individual. Pending legislation seeks to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which was last updated in 1986, before cellphones became commonplace. The use of drones as surveillance machines and weapons threatens the privacy of Amerians and undermines the constitutional requirements of due process. These are contemporary problems that require constant vigilance and serve as reminders that the U.S. Constitution lives and must apply to the problems of the present day. From the time America became a nation, the personal freedoms guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution have been tested — and will continue to be. The principles and freedoms the Constitution enshrines must be protected constantly to ensure that the liberties on which we rely aren’t eroded in the name of the very constitution that protects us.

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n all, 55 delegates gathered in Philadelphia May 25, 1787 to begin what history ultimately would call the Constitutional Convention. Four months later, on Sept. 17, Benjamin Franklin and 38 of his colleagues affixed their signatures to America’s most important document — the U.S. Constitution — and effectively laid the groundwork for the world’s greatest democracy. Sept. 17 is Constitution Day. Although it is not celebrated with a day off from work, the U.S. Constitution literally defines us as Americans. We owe thanks to our forebears for drafting a document that could at once govern a nation and still speak to the particular rights and needs of individuals. At the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) the U.S. Constitution governs all that we do. It is America’s legal and binding contract with its people to guarantee and protect fundamental rights and civil liberties. Over the last two centuries, activism, dissent and dedication gradually have expanded the scope and depth of our liberty. We are, without a doubt, freer than our forebears, and freer than most people in other countries in the world. We cherish our enormous religious diversity, the right to challenge our government, and the freedom to speak our minds. Still, for the past 225 years, people have found ways to test the strength, even the validity, of the U.S. Constitution. In 2011, the ACLU of Louisiana took more than 1,400 complaints from every corner of the state and coming from organizations and individuals of all races and walks of life. Nothing, however, has tested the strength of the Constitution like the criminal justice system. When the New Orleans Police Department faced questions about the indiscriminate use of field interview cards, the focus of those inquiries was on the constitutional guarantees of privacy and disclosure of information. In the U.S. Department of Justice’s 21page report on conditions at the Orleans Parish Prison, almost all of the violations cited have a constitutional basis, such as over-incarceration, incarceration of the elderly and prisoners’ rights. A sampling of the ACLU’s work in the past year highlights the variety of challenges to the Constitution. We contacted the Monroe City Council urging members not to pass an ordinance to ban baggy pants. We won a court ruling that the government can’t simply take and keep someone’s property, even as part of an arrest, without showing a real need to keep it. At the Louisiana State Peniten-

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ast October, the New Orleans City Council passed a wide-ranging ordinance outlawing “aggressive solicitation” in the city. The new law was clearly aimed at the French Quarter and other tourist areas. Introduced by District C Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer, who represents the French Quarter and Frenchmen Street strip, the ordinance outlawed begging in many public areas with considerable specificity (within 10 feet of a gas station, within 20 feet of an intersection, within 80 feet of a bank entrance, etc.). But the tail end of the ordinance contained a vague clause that had nothing to do with begging. It reads: “It shall be prohibited for any person or group of persons to loiter or congregate on Bourbon Street for the purpose of disseminating any social, political or religious message between the hours of sunset and sunrise.” That portion of the ordinance probably runs afoul of the First Amendment. Everyone knows the council’s intent: It sought to avert hostile — and potentially dangerous — clashes on Bourbon Street between rowdy partiers and religious proselytizers. We get that. What we don’t get, and what


the U.S. Constitution likely won’t abide, is the council’s heavy-handed attempt to accomplish its aim. For starters, the ordinance seeks to impose content-based restrictions on free speech; that approach always raises major constitutional issues. Federal law is well-settled when it comes to political speech; it is the most protected form of expression under our constitution. By including political messages in the list of restricted speech, the council casts a wide and probably unconstitutional net. Besides, politicking is hardly a problem on partyhearty Bourbon Street. On the other hand, the First Amendment is not absolute. Government may limit speech — but it must do so with restrictions that are reasonable as to time, place and manner. Furthermore, depending on the type of speech (e.g., political), government must show that such restrictions are “narrowly tailored” and designed to further a “compelling governmental interest.” In other words, government must tread very, very lightly when it comes to restricting people’s right to free speech. That does not appear to be the case with the ordinance adopted last year. That ordinance was neither narrowly

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tailored nor reasonable as to time and place, given the fact that it banned proselytizing during the times that the intended audience was most likely to be there. Street preachers are drawn like moths to Bourbon Street’s gaudy flame, but they don’t all take the same tack. Some stand silently, offering pamphlets to passersby who may or may not be interested. The law does not appear to be crafted to discourage them. Rather, it likely was aimed at the rabble-rousing, sometimes belligerent types who come for Mardi Gras and Southern Decadence, many of them bearing signs that visually and verbally bait people who are there to let their inhibitions fly and have a good time. During this year’s Southern Decadence festival, self-styled messengers of God brought their usual statements of anti-gay vitriol to Bourbon Street. Some even repeated the meme that the French Quarter’s “sin” triggered God’s wrath in the form of Hurricane Katrina. (Never mind that the “sinful” French Quarter was one of the few parts of town unaffected by the federal levee collapse.) Nine of the preachers were arrested; at least one carried a bullhorn. There are legitimate reasons to

ban bullhorns on public streets, but that wasn’t the city’s justification for hauling the preachers off. Instead, cops cited the new anti-solicitation ordinance. Now some of the preachers are threatening to sue the city. While we don’t like some of their messages — or their tactics — we have to agree that the preachers are on the right side of the First Amendment. The First Amendment rightly protects not just popular expression, but also unpopular speech. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of a right-wing “church” to loudly picket the funerals of fallen soldiers, AIDS patients and others. Writing for the majority in an 8-1 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts noted that if the offensive protest “was at a public place on a matter of public concern, that speech is entitled to ‘special protection’ under the First Amendment. Such speech cannot be restricted simply because it is upsetting or arouses contempt.” Tolerance of outlandish behavior is what attracts millions to Bourbon Street — and to New Orleans. If we’re going to tolerate conduct that many would find offensive in other contexts, we also should tolerate speech that revelers might not like to hear while they’re enjoying themselves.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? urricane Isaac’s achingly slow trek across south Louisiana left a devastating trail of damage for a Category 1 storm. Many chose to ride it out, believing the storm’s “minimal” winds would inflict minimal damage. They were wrong. It’s a tough call when a storm approaches: stay put and ride it out, or batten down early and evacuate? Katrina made that decision easy for many, as does any storm that generates winds in excess of 110 mph and pushes a massive storm surge across the marsh. The decision is seldom that easy, however. sometimes, as with Hurricane Gustav, New orleans winds up being one of the safest places to be. (My family evacuated into Gustav, initially thinking we were getting out of its way.) The stay-or-go conundrum is even more vexing for first responders and public officials. Their jobs require them to stay, but what about their families? It can’t be easy to tell a spouse and children to leave while you stay. At a minimum, the kids will miss one of their parents.

No doubt these thoughts turned over in the mind of New orleans City Council President stacy Head before her decision to leave town on Aug. 29, shortly after Hurricane Isaac passed through the city. she joined her family at her husband’s vacation home in the resort community of Watercolor, on Florida’s fabled Emerald Coast. Head returned two days later, on Aug. 31. When questioned by WWL-TV about her decision to leave town during the crisis — which continued for several days after the storm had passed — Head defended her choice. “There was nothing I could have been doing any differently in New orleans, and I had the lagniappe of being able to get that stuff done while I did the right thing for my family,” she told the station. she showed WWL’s David Hammer a set of texts and phone messages that she answered while in Florida as proof that she was doing her job and handling constituent problems. “I suppose in hindsight everyone could say, ‘oh, you should have done it differently,’” Head told WWL. “I did it differ-

Citizens want and need to see their leaders when times are tough. ently in Gustav. … I sent my husband with my kids to Alexandria.” Head’s many supporters probably won’t think twice about all this, but her decision could haunt her in future elections. uNo political science professor Ed Chervenak told Hammer that Head “has an obligation to her family to make sure they’re oK, but she also has an obligation to her constituents.” Head’s well-documented tiffs with Mayor Mitch Landrieu could make this look even worse. she took off for Florida shortly after the mayor’s staff turned her away from an emergency planning meeting on Aug.

26 at City Hall. At a news conference a day or so later, Head snipped at Landrieu when he asked if Council Vice President Jackie Clarkson had arrived, presumably to invite her to the podium. “No, I’m the president. Don’t forget!” Head said, then took a position right behind Landrieu. Family considerations notwithstanding, leaving for Florida while much of the city sweltered without power — and after the run-ins with Landrieu — could easily be seen as a petulant reaction to a snub. Citizens want and need to see their leaders when times are tough. Texting them and returning emails from afar just isn’t the same, especially if a public official is comfy-cozy while citizens are suffering. Think of it this way: Would it have made a difference if Ray Nagin had texted and emailed folks from Jamaica in November 2005, while first responders were still finding bodies in New orleans and many folks were still struggling to get to their homes? I don’t think so.

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he signs are all there. Recognizable colors paint a picture of unity and identity. One can hear songs that seem like old friends. The aroma of wonderful food cooked on a grill or prepared by seasoned hands outdoors permeates the air. Football season is upon us. Honestly, I love football. Watching games, going to games, breaking down games, covering games, broadcasting games, you name it — I truly enjoy the sport. I know it’s easy for me to say; after all, sports journalism is my chosen profession. That said, look around you. Football is a huge part of our lives. I plan my week around it, and I don’t think I’m alone. How many of us look forward to a game, or just the weekend? Planning barbecues or game-watching parties when teams are on the road, or meeting friends to tailgate when the New Orleans Saints play at home. During a grocery trip this past week, for example, my wife bought meats to grill for the Saints-Carolina Panthers game four days before kickoff. Perhaps I should be sad that my entire monthly calendar is built around finding out about NFL details, especially when April comes around. That’s the month the NFL releases its regular season schedule. That’s right, baby! Forget Siri. It’s the NFL schedule that determines, pretty much to the day, what my life will be like from late July through at least January. Seriously, I got married July 21. I knew Saints training camp began days later, so our honeymoon had to be scheduled during the Saints bye week. I might be a little more extreme than other people. At my house, freshly laundered clothes get folded in between plays, and the washer and dryer get loaded during halftime or commercial breaks. Errands are run before or after

kickoffs, and date nights with Mrs. Kattengell are on non-game nights only. “It is what it is,” to quote suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton. There are plenty of others just like me. According to the Nielsen Company, more than 200 million unique viewers watched the 2011 NFL season. NFL games were viewed by an average of 17.5 million people. The league’s games accounted for 23 of the 25 most-watched TV shows among all programming, and 16 of those were the most-watched show on cable last season. The 20-million-viewer mark was reached a record 37 times during a regular season game. We have had a front-row seat for experiencing how the sport of football has helped uplift the city of New Orleans. The weekend approaches and it is hard not to see the economic impact football has on the local economy. Small businesses like Fleurty Girl, Geaux for the Gold and the Black & Gold Sports Shop depend on team apparel flying off the shelves. Bars upgrade facilities by installing multiple televisions and depend on the six-anda-half months of football to help them hit the numbers they need to be successful as well. I haven’t even touched on college football. In some parts of the country, like Baton Rouge, Saturday is really the only day of the week that matters. Granted, football is a game; I understand that. The beauty of it is that for those three hours, when men face off and loyalty to your colors matter, we are all the same, just a group of people trying to not think of the bills, work, politics or any of life’s other worries. Nope, we are just hoping the next pass gets completed, the third down gets converted, that our team has more points than its opponent at the end of the game, and planning where we all are meeting up next week.

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When word leaked that The Times-Picayune would be cut to three days a week in October, locals rallied to keep their hometown newspaper from disappearing.

had no intention of being saved. By Kevin AllmAn


here are things in your life, rightly or wrongly, you think are never going to change,” says Rebecca Theim, a former Times-Picayune reporter now living in Las Vegas. “When I come back to New Orleans, I know there’s always going to be a French Quarter, there’s always going to be corrupt politicians and there’s going to be a Times-Picayune.” So when The New York Times’ David Carr reported last May that New Orleans’ daily paper would scale back to three-days-a-week publication — which came as a shock to most of the staff — Theim created an online petition to “implore Advance and the Newhouses [the company and the family that own the paper] to maintain the publishing frequency and proud legacy of The Times-Picayune and its other newspapers.” That petition became the pebble that spawned an avalanche of protest — and a summer of rocky publicity for the Newhouse family; Advance

Publications and their newly rebranded NOLA Media Group; and the paper’s new publisher, Ricky Mathews, who had arrived from Alabama just two months before the news broke. It was Mathews, along with James O’Byrne, editor of Advance’s local online operation, who would steer the paper to what was euphemistically being called the “digital transition.” (Neither Mathews nor O’Byrne returned Gambit’s emailed request for an interview for this story.) Newspapers have been cutting back and shuttering elsewhere, leading to little more than community grumbling. But something different happened in New Orleans. The gutting of The TimesPicayune drew nationwide attention, inspired local rallies, saw the founding of at least three Facebook groups and drew the written condemnation of some of the city’s most powerful citizens. Ed Asner, the actor who played newsman Lou Grant on The Mary

Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff, sent a letter of support. Garrison Keillor, Garry Trudeau, James Carville, Cokie Roberts, Linda Ellerbee and a host of other notables lent their names to the protest. Last week, 60 Minutes was in New Orleans, with correspondent Morley Safer interviewing Mayor Mitch Landrieu, T-P editor Jim Amoss and others. The segment is tentatively scheduled to be to be broadcast Sept. 30 — the final day for many of the 200 workers who were fired in June. But this isn’t a story about the dimming of another star in the constellation of American newspapers. Nor is it a story about the people who worked there. It’s the story of a city that tried to save its daily paper — and a daily paper whose owners thought they were saving it themselves. Shortly after the news broke that the paper would cut back, a small group of people — many of whom did

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not know one another — gathered at Octavia Books to see what they could do about preserving a sevenday print edition. Among them were bookstore owner Tom Lowenburg, writer and former Gambit editor Michael Tisserand, Louisiana Bucket Brigade founder Anne Rolfes, Sid Arroyo, information technology expert Brian Denzer, former Times-Picayune columnist Lolis Eric Elie and lawyer Kim Lieder Abramson. Tisserand calls them “the people who would become loudmouths over this thing.” “I grew up with the T-P. It’s just part of your daily life,” Abramson says. At the meeting, she says, “Everybody had a different take on what to do” — rallies, boycotts, attempts to discuss the situation with the Newhouse family and Mathews. Arroyo launched a Facebook page, Boycott, urging people to stop buying the paper. Rolfes zeroed in on Mathews, who was announced as publisher in March, displacing longtime local publisher Ashton Phelps Jr. Rolfes created, a website with a Wild West-style “WANTED” poster for the elusive new publisher, who had been spotted more in the city’s restaurants and in the Windsor Court Hotel than he had in the newsroom.

Not at the Octavia Books meeting: Anne Milling, who had created one of the first online rallying sites for the paper. “Save the Picayune was her website,” Abramson said. “So I called her.” In New Orleans social circles, the name Milling rides high; Anne Milling’s husband, King Milling, is the former president of Whitney Bank and current chairman of the America’s Wetland Foundation — as well as being Rex, King of Carnival in 1993. Two years later, Anne received The Times-Picayune’s 1995 Loving Cup Award for her philanthropy — and she sits on the advisory board of the newspaper. In recent years, though, her name has been most often attached to Women of the Storm, a group organized to draw attention to the Gulf Coast’s plight after Hurricane Katrina. If those who met at Octavia Books were the ground-level troops in the flight, Anne Milling was seen as the one who had access to the power behind the Newhouse throne. “From birth till now, I’ve always had a Times-Picayune,” Milling tells Gambit. “Even when my family moved to Monroe, we’d get the paper sent up on the Greyhound bus to Monroe. … At this particular juncture of our history, it kills me to think we would

lose that voice.” Milling began calling friends, creating the nucleus of what would become the Times-Picayune Citizens’ Group, a coalition of more than 70 power players who would issue a public letter urging the Newhouses to reconsider. The group included the presidents of all of New Orleans’ major colleges, as well as Archbishop Gregory Aymond and presidents and CEOs of the city’s major companies and utilities. A less confident businessman might have blinked, but Mathews was undaunted. “It is incredible so many people love the newspaper,” he told WWL-TV, but “the owners are clear — The Times-Picayune is not for sale.”


Out of all this flurry, two nuclei had emerged that became virtual homes for the soon-to-be-fired employees and their supporters. The first was a Facebook group, Friends of The Times-Picayune Editorial Staff, started by Steve Ritea, a former employee now working in university public relations in California. (Ritea declined to speak to Gambit for this article.) But the group grew so quickly that some feared management might be monitoring the comments. The group now has more than 1,600 members, and is largely supportive, but has turned fractious at times; at the Rock ’n’ Bowl rally, a punch was thrown at a member of the Facebook group whose comments had been construed as less than constructive. In recent weeks, the online space has turned to practical matters — severance packages, insurance information — as well as a place to grieve and vent. The second group was begun by Thiem in Las Vegas, who was “feeling frustrated being 1,500 miles away,” she says. A T-P political reporter in the 1980s and 1990s, she was “demoralized” when she left, she says, and has gone through two downsizings since: “I knew what could losing a job could be, particularly during the latter part of your career.” Inspired by a group founded

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Abramson’s husband is Louisiana State Rep. Neil Abramson, and her idea came from his campaigning: yard signs. She had 500 signs printed up (“EXTRA! EXTRA! SAVE THE PICAYUNE! NEW ORLEANS DEMANDS DAILY NEWS”); the money came from Abramson and his fellow New Orleans-area representatives. Demand was strong. Eventually 1,500 were made, paid for by Milling and restaurateur Ralph Brennan, and Abramson drove around town, staking them in yards herself (and in shop windows around the Windsor Court, she says, where Mathews would see them when he left the hotel). “Some people got so excited, they ran out barefoot to talk to me,” she remembers. Tisserand had a different idea: a proletarian support rally for the paper, with music and costumes and lots of New Orleans flavor. He contacted John Blancher, owner of Rock ’n’ Bowl (who has credited both The Times-Picayune and the Virgin Mary for his bowling alley’s success), and a rally was set for the parking lot between Rock ’n’ Bowl and Blancher’s restaurant, Ye Olde College Inn. Allen Toussaint agreed to play. So did Kermit Ruffins and several other local musicians. Ruffins summed up his feelings: “It would have a huge impact on thousands of musicians and club owners. A lot of elderly, and just people who love to read the paper,” he said. “Nobody’s going to know what the hell is going on.” About 300 people turned up in the Rock ’n’ Bowl parking lot on a very hot afternoon, many in creative garb. T-P employees — who still hadn’t been told if they had jobs — began showing up in trickles. “They were risking something real,” Tisserand says. “Some had been advised not to go there. I heard some editors were suggesting it would not be good form. Unseen people at the Windsor Court are deciding your future.” By the rally’s end (and after a

few beers), many had strong words for Mathews as well as O’Byrne — but none would go on the record. Longtime editor Jim Amoss’ acquiescence to the plan left his staff split; others thought the wellrespected Amoss was making the best of a bad hand he’d been dealt, while others said he “drank the KoolAid” being offered up by Newhouse and Mathews. But it was Mathews, a newcomer to the city and a convenient villain for the protestors’ wrath, who earned the most sobriquets: “jackass” and “asshole” among them. Another person dismissed him “an errand boy for the Newhouses” — a reference to the famous exchange from the film Apocalypse Now: “Are you an assassin?” “I’m a soldier.” “You’re neither. You’re an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.” The rally was covered widely in print and on TV. It gave voice to pentup public feelings and was one of the few bright spots for the shellshocked staff. But it changed little. That night, Mathews told WWL-TV the paper’s plans hadn’t changed. Eight days later, the paper laid off 200 employees across the company, from reporters and pressmen to photographers, salespeople and support staff. Rather than conceding defeat, New Orleans grew angrier.

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after Hurricane Katrina to aid the newspaper’s employees, she created DashThirtyDash, a charity that raised money for the paper’s displaced employees and contractors. (“--30--” is the traditional copy editor’s mark for the end of a newspaper story.) To date, DashThirtyDash has raised more than $25,000 through donations and promotions from local businesses including Plum, Slim Goodies, Avenue Pub, Mia’s Balcony, The Irish House, La Petite Grocery and Ralph’s on the Park. Jeweler Mignon Faget designed memorial ribbon pins using pieces of the newspaper. Theim also organized a fundraiser with music, food and a silent auction, which will be held at Howlin’ Wolf Sept. 29. An online auction drew donations from local merchants, as well as the chance to meet and greet newspeople and celebrities ranging from Anderson Cooper and Soledad O’Brien to David Gregory and Ellen DeGeneres. Theim’s outreach has taken on the scale of an unpaid full-time job, and she says she is in touch with her fellow employees daily. “People are very scared,” she says. “They’ve seen people they thought they could trust behave in ways they never imagined they could behave.” When it became clear that the three-day publishing schedule was a firm decision (or firm-ish; the NOLA Media Group eventually gave in to a football-crazed city and announced it would publish an abbreviated Monday edition after New Orleans Saints games), the public pressure took on a new form — and a new slogan: PUBLISH OR SELL. On July 6, The Times-Picayune Citizens’ Group sent a blunt letter to more than a dozen members of the Newhouse family, urging them to sell the paper. “It is painful to report that right now it is nearly impossible to find a kind word in these parts about your family or your plan to take away our daily newspaper,” the letter read. “If your family does not believe in the future of this great city and its capacity to support a daily newspaper, it is only fair to allow us to find someone who does. If you have ever valued the friendship you have shared with our city and your loyal readers, we ask that you sell The Times-Picayune.” Donald Newhouse rejected it the same day. Later that month, Tom Benson, whose holdings include the New Orleans Saints, the New Orleans Hornets and WVUE-TV, inquired about purchasing the paper — as did a second potential buyer. But in all the reporting about the potential buyers, no one seemed to ask what the terms of the offers actually were — and the real value of the paper is known only to its owners. In 1962, S.I. Newhouse had paid $42 million for both The Times-Picayune and The States-Item, which Time magazine

called “the biggest deal in U.S. journalistic history.” Some with knowledge of this year’s offers suggest the new generation of Newhouses may have had reason not to take them seriously. One offer was suspected of being more of a publicity stunt, while the other may have been genuine — but as one person with knowledge of the deal asked, “How do you make an offer for a paper when no one knows what it’s worth?” “Bear in mind with the Newhouses: They really are accustomed to 25 to 30 percent pre-tax profit margins,” says Thomas Maier, an investigative reporter for New York’s Newsday and the author of Newhouse, a biography of the family. “And I think it may have been a little overstated just how much a paper like The Times-Picayune might be worth. It’s very hard to determine how much they could have gotten for that newspaper.” Another question was rarely raised during the summer of protest, though, and that was whether Mathews and Steven Newhouse, chairman of, might have been right all along, and that pruning the paper and moving content online was the best way to ensure its existence as a newsgathering operation. At the Rock ’n’ Bowl rally, retired T-P columnist Angus Lind, who worked for the paper for 39 years, quoted a line he’d heard: “This isn’t the death of newspapers. This is a drive-by shooting.” American newspapers may or may not be dying — but most are on life support, if not palliative care. Between 2009 and 2011, U.S. newspapers shed nearly 22,000 jobs, according to Erica Smith, social media editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who has been chronicling the carnage on her website,, since 2007. Along with the layoffs have come steep ad losses and consequent declines in profit. According to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, which produces an annual “State of the Media” report, “Ad revenues are now less than half what they were in 2006,” but online advertising is on the rise. Still, “Print losses far exceed online gains. For 2011, the ratio was more than roughly 10 to 1.” The Times-Picayune traditionally had been considered one of the shining links in the Newhouse chain — a steady moneymaker that also produced good journalism. But Advance Publications is a privately held company; the exact profit and loss is known to just a few people. “It was known to be a huge cash cow during the time I was there,” Theim says. “People would joke about it literally printing money.” “It’s my impression the paper is still marginally profitable, based on


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statements of the previous publisher,” says The New York Times’ David Carr, “but that will soon not be true.” After a summer of largely ignoring its critics, Advance Publications released some numbers to The Wall Street Journal Sept. 10. The article said, in numbers attributed to Mathews, “Print ad sales fell 23% in 2009, 10% in 2010, 7% in 2011 and 10% so far in 2012.” Reporter Keach Hagey also quoted Mathews as saying digital revenue at the paper’s online arm,, had risen 20 percent in the last year, well above industry standards. Despite the losses and the firings, however, the company wasn’t cutting back everywhere; Hagey reported that will soon undertake a $1 million ad campaign, purchase new iPhones and computers for its staff and move in to the two top floors of One Canal Place, a tony address overlooking the Mississippi River.

“The owners wanted us to be in a space that could make a statement,” Mathews told the WSJ. At an earlier meeting with O’Byrne and members of the New Orleans tech community, he had boasted the new office would have a “Google-Nike kind of vibe” — presumably referring to Nike’s ultramodern Oregon executive suites, rather than the Third World factories where the shoes were actually produced. Advance Publications first rolled out an abbreviated publication schedule at the Ann Arbor News in Michigan in 2009, and plans to do so at its Alabama papers on Oct. 1, just as it’s doing in New Orleans. Last month the company announced two of its other properties — The PatriotNews of Harrisburg, Pa., and The Post-Standard of Syracuse — also would go to thrice-weekly publishing, following the digital template set page 27

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Allen Toussaint entertained at the Rock ’n’ Bowl rally to save the paper. About 300 people showed up in support — both readers and newspaper employees who weren’t certain if they’d be retained. The firings came eight days later. PHOTO By CHeRyL GeRBeR

elsewhere. Nowhere but New Orleans has the plan caused such a furor. Carr thinks the “franticness” in New Orleans was “very predictable,” adding, “I never got an answer from Mr. Newhouse. They own a lot of newspapers. Why pick a town where they knew it was going to make a ruckus? It seems a curious decision.” Richard Meeker is the publisher of the Portland, Ore. alt-weekly Willamette Week and author of Newspaperman: S.I. Newhouse and the Business of News, a look at the patriarch of the reclusive family, who originally built the publishing empire. More than a decade ago, Meeker says, he was at a Medill School of Journalism conference of newspaper executives, where he was given insight into how the Newhouses implemented change. “They would try something out in a given city,” Meeker says, “and if that was a success, they would try it out in a very different city, a completely different market. If that model still holds, [it means] they tried out this three-daya-week plus digital approach in Ann Arbor (Mich.), then on the Gulf Coast. If it works elsewhere, they’ll roll it out around their organization.” In Michigan, Advance cut the Ann Arbor News to three days a week and beefed up the paper’s Web presence,, using a template similar to the one introduced earlier this year at It worked well enough in Michigan, at least based on public response — or, more accurately, the lack thereof. “I don’t recall much outrage when it went down,” says Jeff Wattrick, a former political writer for who now writes a column for the website Wade Kwon, a Birmingham-based journalist who has been tracking the Advance moves in Alabama, said protest in that city “has been almost nonexistent. It could be seen as the mirror opposite of New Orleans. … There have been no rallies, no petitions.” In June, when Birmingham News columnist John Archibald published a piece wondering “Why are people protesting the new printing schedule at the New Orleans Times-Picayune, but not at the Birmingham news and other affected cities?,” he got a total of three comments. One statement made by Steven Newhouse to The New York Times’ Campbell Robertson seemed to infuriate locals like no other: “We have no intention of selling, no matter how much noise there is out there.” That “noise” eventually reached Baton Rouge and David Manship, publisher of The Advocate, that city’s daily paper. The Advocate will begin distributing a New Orleans edition

Sept. 24, which will be handed out for free in local coffee shops and thrown in people’s driveways. Paid subscriptions will begin Oct. 1 for $14.95 per month, undercutting The Times-Picayune’s plan of $16.95 for three issues a week. “We still believe in the printed newspaper every day,” Manship says. “We don’t doubt the importance of digital — we have a website and an app; we even have an e-edition, so we feel like we are there. We just felt like the people of New Orleans were very strong toward their reading of the Picayune seven days a week. So we thought we’d step in and fill the void.” To that end, The Advocate has hired several former T-P staffers (reporters and editors Sara Pagones, Kari Dequine Harden, Danny Monteverde and photographer John McCusker) and was hiring a New Orleans sales staff last week. Manship says the Crescent City bureau will be located at Baronne and Union streets in the CBD — “on the street level,” a playful poke at the NOLA Media Group’s lofty offices. But while the paper will cover New Orleans news and is hiring a sportswriter, comprehensive arts coverage is not in Manship’s plans, at least not right now. And Pagones and Advocate executive editor Carl Redman confirmed last week that the New Orleans edition will not carry restaurant reviews. page 29

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The Baton Rouge newspaper The Advocate opened a new bureau in New Orleans this month to provide a daily paper for the city. Executive editor Carl Redman (left), New Orleans bureau chief Sara Pagones and publisher David Manship were in town last week to address a luncheon held by the Public Relations Association of Louisiana.








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Even as The Times-Picayune prepared to cut back print publication, there were signs of disarray and miscommunication in the organization. As of last week, the newspaper’s online subscription page was still offering seven-day-a-week subscriptions, and newsracks urged readers to follow the New Orleans Saints in the paper “daily.”

Writer Michael Tisserand helped organize a rally for The Times-Picayune and its employees June 18 in the parking lot of Rock ’n’ Bowl. PHOTO By  CHeryL GerBer

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City and Krauss — another line for Benny Grunch’s  musical litany of things that “Ain’t Dere No More.” But it’s  more than that. As New Orleans’ traditional department  stores and bakeries passed on, to live only as logos on  T-shirts and mousepads, others took their place; people  shopped and ate elsewhere.      The thunk of a Tuesday or Thursday Times-Picayune hitting  the porch (however faint that sound may have grown in recent  years) is going away forever, and many have expressed their  fears that and a three-days-a-week paper, no  matter how robust, is no substitute for The Times-Picayune’s  175 years of daily public service. Imperfect as “da paper”  may have been at times, as wrong as it has been on important  issues over the decades, it still served as a watchdog, and  in recent years was a newspaper far better than many larger  papers — in short, far better than it had to be. 

    “I wish New Orleans had drawn a line in the sand,”  Tisserand says. “I somehow wish we could have had a  massive consumer and advertiser boycott and a walkout  in the newsroom. But the groundwork just wasn’t there  for that kind of fight to take place.”      “We worked every angle we could,” Abramson says.  “They have their plan in place — but I do think they’ve  underestimated the passion in New Orleans.”      “I’ve never been in the camp we need to have a sevenday newspaper, end of discussion,” Theim says. “I have  an iPad, I have a smartphone, I’m on the computer all the  time, I get it — things have got to change in the American  daily newspaper model.      “However, it didn’t have to be done like this — and  it certainly did not have to involve the level of human  anguish this involved.”  

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    “There is some risk involved,” Manship says. “As you  know, the way newspapers make money is through  advertising, not subscriptions. But we just got a lot of  inquiries from New Orleans about the fact they wanted a  daily newspaper — and we just decided, heck, let’s give it  a shot. We believe the advertisers will follow.”     Manship pronounced himself pleased with the  subscription response from New Orleans (more than  1,000 new subscribers in the first few days), which he  says crashed the paper’s phone system even before a  publicity blitz began advertising the paper’s availability.  “We were writing people’s names down on slips of  paper,” Manship says. 


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expanded realm of activities and sports.” Dale Smith, associate head of school at Isidore Newman School, says she finds support for coed instruction from across the nation. “In the past year, both The New Yorker and The New York Times published articles citing research by the U.S. Department of Education supporting what we at Newman believe to be true: A coeducational environment is optimal for [pre-K to 12th grade] schools. “The most compelling evidence supporting coeducation at Newman is the rich debate that occurs in our classrooms and common spaces, discussions where girls and boys express their thoughts and perspectives with confidence and poise. The skills and life lessons that Newman students gain in a rigorous coeducational environment ensure our students are prepared for college and beyond.” Single-sex high schools argue their students don’t miss out on learning interpersonal skills; they have plenty of opportunities to interact with the opposite sex outside the classroom. “All you have to do is have a [large] boys’ school and the girls come, same thing with the girls’ schools where the boys always go,” says Joseph Serio, advancement director at Archbishop Rummel High School. “So our boys never have a problem with meeting girls, because they are always around school.”

Yvonne Hrapman, principal at all-girls Cabrini High School, adds that girls and boys are communicating more outside of school due to the popularity of social media. “Up until the time school starts in the morning and when it’s done in the afternoon, [students are] interacting with boys,” she says. “There’s a strong unit of kids from across the schools that interact on the weekends socially, through Facebook [and] all the ways teens connect now. Our gym is filled with boys in the afternoons when we have volleyball games. It’s the same thing with boys’ schools, where if the boys have a dance on the weekend, the girls all go.” Providing a fairly distraction-free classroom is part of what consistently has drawn parents and students to single-sex schools. Private schools have offered genderspecific classes for years, but the 2002 No Child Left Behind law cleared the way for their inclusion in public schools, saying it was an “innovative” tool to help boost achievement. The debate over separating the genders in school has been discussed for decades, with singlesex supporters saying separating boys and girls allows teachers to cater to the way each gender learns best and pointing to graduation rates and college attendance by their students as proof the system works. The latest study opposing the practice, “The Pseudoscience of Single Sex Schooling,” published in Science last month, asserts that past studies supporting single-sex PAGE 33

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hoosing between sending your child to a coeducational institution or a school where all the students are the same sex often means pitting the good qualities of one school against those of another. Parents helping their children choose a high school, for example, often stress earning high grades, participating in extracurricular activities and developing interpersonal skills needed for the real world. Many single-sex high school administrators say students focus better in class when they aren’t distracted by the opposite sex. Coed high school leaders feel students are more likely to graduate with the interpersonal skills they need when the makeup of students in the classroom reflects the nation’s population. De La Salle High School’s motto is “because the world is coed,” proving the administration believes coed classrooms are vital in preparing students for adulthood. “Coeducation provides a real-world setting for our students,” says Peggy St. John, principal at De La Salle. “It affords them the opportunity to feel comfortable collaborating with members of the opposite sex in academics, extracurricular activities, athletics and cocurricular organizations. We offer diversity in cultural, spiritual, gender and economic areas. Coed offers many facets to the school experience, including a multi-perspective approach to decision-making and an


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schools are based on bad science and that segregating the sexes reinforces gender stereotypes. The study, based on analysis of existing research, was written by eight social scientists who founded the nonprofit American Council for CoEducational Schooling. “For adolescent girls, they feel more confident in their learning environment when it’s all-girl,” Hrapman says. “Also, boys and girls learn differently. (I’m) not saying that one is better than the other, just saying that they interact and process information differently.” Serio agrees. “We find the benefit is that the students — the boys or the girls — are, I think, more concerned about working in school rather than trying to impress the opposite sex.” Another benefit, he says, is that students don’t pick clubs and activities based on members’ gender. “When they’re coed schools, the girls may take over one organization and the boys would never get involved with all the clubs, all the teams and that,” Serio says. “I know at some coed schools, sometimes the girls would get really involved with, [for example], yearbook, so none of the boys would join it.” Serio says tradition often dictates whether a school is single-sex or coed as well as which students attend each type. “New Orleans has a long tradition of single-sex education among the Catholic

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high schools, and we all continue that tradition,” he says. Pierre DeGruy, director of communications at Jesuit High School,

feels the same way. “They have several Jesuit high schools in the country that are coed, and they choose to be coed, but this is how Jesuit of New Orleans was set up in 1847, and it’s always been like that,” he says. Rummel was a transition school following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and took in 1,500 students of both genders whose schools had not reopened. St. Augustine High School, St. Mary’s Academy and Xavier Prep High School

— a coed institution until it moved to all-girls the late 1960s — also merged after Katrina, becoming MAX Academy. “We had dances and that kind of thing with the whole school,” Serio says. “It was our finest moment … as a school. You had students from all of the girls’ schools sitting next to each other, sitting next to girls from their rival schools, and it was the same thing with the boys’ schools. It worked out very well and the students loved it.” Students and parents should base their decision about which school to attend on more than just the student body’s gender breakdown, DeGruy says. “Whether the school is single-sex or coed is a nonissue in the students’ decision to attend Jesuit and other great schools in the city,” he says. “Being at a single-sex school is not a topic of discussion that’s on the lips of all the students every day of the week. Our students don’t fret over it, and I would have to think that’s the same for a girls’ school.”


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Wayne Jr.) and for the indiviAssistant dually prepared manager Tierney fresh crusts. Brinkman shows “We make all off some New York Pizza pies. of our dough inhouse,” she says. PhOTO BY “It’s all homemade ChERYL GERBER and fresh, and then we take that dough and, per order, roll it out, toss it and flour it. It’s time-consuming, but it’s totally worth it. In the end, it makes for a better product.” The made-to-order crust is a must for pies like the Big Apple, a best-selling pizza packed with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, Italian sausage, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, olives and garlic. There’s a wine list and local beers like those by NOLA Brewing and Baton Rouge’s Tin Roof, and on Mondays and Wednesdays patrons can snag $1 pitchers of Abita Amber, Budweiser or Pabst Blue Ribbon with a $10 entree or pizza. Despite the restaurant’s timeless quality, big changes have taken place within the past few years. The recent move from the Dufossat location to the new dining room near Magazine Street and Napoleon Avenue allows for table service and a brisk business during Mardi Gras, when customers grab pizza by the slice or a quarter muffuletta as they watch Uptown parades. But Brinkman says any time is a good time to come in and enjoy a pie with the close-knit staff and the del Corrals. “The owners are wonderful people,” Brinkman says. “[They’re] sort of like parents and friends to everybody. … Everybody here is treated like family.” MEC_JE_gambit.pdf



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boutiques, on and on game days at a pop-up shop at the corner of Loyola Avenue and Poydras Street. The germAN CoAST fArmerS mArkeT (504-782-8517; hosts a cookbook exchange at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.19, at St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center (12715 hwy. 90, Luling) and 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Ormond Plantation (13786 River Road, Destrehan). Participants can arrive 45 minutes early to register for the events.

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alking into the cozy darkness of New York Pizza (4418 Magazine St., 504-891-2376;, you’d swear you were stepping into a pizza parlor in an Italian neighborhood in mid-1980s New York. Brown vinyl tablecloths, the requisite video game machine in the corner and big cans of tomato paste acting as sturdy table centerpieces all give the restaurant a pleasantly old-fashioned feel. According to assistant manager Tierney Brinkman, this comfortable, nostalgic atmosphere draws all kinds of customers to the restaurant, many of whom have frequented it since its beginnings. “We get everything from parents bringing their kids in after school or on weekends, to the college crowd, to an older generation looking to sit back and relax and have a nice meal and a bottle of wine,” she says. For the past two years, Brinkman has worked at New York Pizza alongside owners Wayne and Susan del Corral, who opened the restaurant in 1980 in its original location on Magazine and Dufossat Streets. Brinkman calls the company a true family business: Wayne, who holds a doctorate in finance, helps manage the fiscal operations, Susan handles day-today business, and their son, Wayne Jr., manages the kitchen. Because the del Corrals are New Orleans natives, New York Pizza’s menu is a mash-up of classic Italian dishes and New Orleans specialties. Muffulettas, meatball po-boys and pasta entrees share menu space with the company’s traditional New York-style thin-crust pizza. Brinkman says the pizzas stand out for their secret spice blend (known only to Wayne and


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60-mile round-trip to stock the fridge with sausage or find a seafood dinner might seem a bit excessive, especially when the trip starts in New Orleans, where sausage and seafood are always close at hand. But I’ve never regretted any such trip to LaPlace. Chalk that up to the extraordinary andouille sausage produced in the traditional smokehouses in downtown LaPlace, and to the quintessential Louisiana setting for seafood feasts at Frenier, a tiny lakefront hamlet just outside of town. Both were on my mind when it became clear just how hard LaPlace and nearby communities were hammered by Hurricane Isaac. Despite the damage, however, LaPlace is rebuilding and its food culture is holding strong, too. The recent rise of boudin notwithstanding, andouille is probably Louisiana’s best-known sausage and the road trip-worthy andouille from LaPlace is its fullest expression. The links — or sticks, as they’re called in LaPlace — are peppery, chunky, intensely smoky and large, with a silver-dollar diameter. LaPlace andouille makers say the local style comes from the cultural mixing of French and German neighbors in the colonial days of the River Parishes, also known as the German Coast. Today this heritage is maintained by three smokehouses in LaPlace, plus a few more in nearby towns. Practically next door to each other, there’s Jacob’s World Famous Andouille (505 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace, 985-652-9080; and Bailey’s World Famous Andouille (513 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace, 985-652-9090; Neither flooded and both reopened days after Isaac. Two miles away, Isaac damaged Wayne Jacob’s Smokehouse

(769 W. 5th St., LaPlace, 985-652-9990;, which, despite the name, is not affiliated with Jacob’s World Famous. Storm winds scalped a portion of Wayne Jacob’s roof, and much of the interior had to be gutted. But proprietor David Rauch expected his smokehouse to be back in business as soon as this week. Wayne Jacob’s also doubles as a restaurant, where andouille is fashioned into burgers, bacon, gumbo and “chips,” fried slices served with Creole mustard. The restaurant could reopen by month’s end. The news is not as upbeat for another cluster of good eating here. Frenier juts into Lake Pontchartrain with a collection of camps, a boat launch and a pair of seafood restaurants that could have been sent from Louisiana central casting. There was the Crab Trap, charmingly ramshackle in every way, where buckets of beers and trays of crawfish or shrimp where dispatched at open-air tables. A few paces away, Frenier Landing Restaurant & Oyster Bar (113 Dottie Lane, LaPlace, 985-224-2178; is a much spiffier affair with a wrap-around porch, a long menu of grilled and fried seafood and the look of a high-dollar fishing camp. Frenier had no protection from Isaac’s storm surge, and Crab Trap owner Louie Lipps says that spelled the end of his restaurant. He won’t reopen. But Frenier Landing Restaurant was built on high pilings and designed to withstand hurricane-force winds. Owner Crystal Durand says it will reopen as early as Sept. 21. Hurricane recovery can be a long and unpredictable journey. But as LaPlace rebuilds, it’s reassuring to still know some local food destinations still wait at the end of the road.

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As LaPlace rebuilds, two clusters of distinctive food are coming back too.

Proprietor E.J. Bailey reopened Bailey’s World Famous Andouille.

The historic Classico zone — recognized be a DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) in the heart of central Italy’s Tuscany region — refers to one of the original production areas of chianti. The Corsinis began farming their family’s estate vineyards in 1427 and constructed a classic Tuscan Renaissance villa and cellars (now a national monument) in the early 1700s. It is now a certified organic winery. The Corsinis’ well-crafted Le Corti is composed of 95 percent old-vine sangiovese blended with 5 percent canaiolo. The wine was fermented in temperature-controlled open-air tanks followed by a year’s aging in cement vats and large wooden casks. It offers aromas of red currant, black berry fruit, a hint of earthiness and a leathery undertone. On the palate, taste black cherry, plum, cocoa and spice notes with a mid-palate flavor bump that defines this harmonious, well-balanced bottling, finishing with supple tannins, minerality and bright acidity. Open an hour before serving for best results. Drink it with cured, grilled or roasted meats, pasta dishes, game, complex cheeses like aged Asiago, pizza and lasagna. Buy it at: Swirl Wines, Elio’s Wine Warehouse and Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket. Drink it at: Maximo’s and Ceasar’s Deli.



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Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux opens

There’s no lack of Japanese restaurants Uptown; the the most recent addition is Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux (7537 Maple St., 504 570-6440;, which opened in late August. The menu has the standard array of rolls, Japanese appetizers, teriyaki and noodle dishes but it also makes room for offbeat numbers like tempura-battered fish tacos with pickled cucumbers and “monki ribs,” which are baby-back ribs with sweet Japanese-style barbecue glaze. There also are a few Thai dishes, like papaya salad, tom yum soup and pad thai. Most of the standard rolls cost $5 to $6, and Kakkoii’s “designer rolls” are priced in the low- to mid-teens. The restaurant’s name (pronounced kakoy-ee) is Japanese slang for something cool. It’s the first restaurant from a group of partners that includes James Vu and Toan Tran, whose family runs Pho NOLA (3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 504 941-7690;, a Vietnamese noodle shop. Kakkoii’s address was most recently a pizzeria called Doors, which replaced the

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an Davis is known as the “wine guy” at Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221;, a title meant to take some of the stuffiness out of wine service at the landmark restaurant. But his job is serious business. He oversees a wine list with 2,500 different wines and an inventory that can reach 16,000 bottles. Earlier this year, the restaurant won the Wine Spectator Grand Award, making it one of just 75 restaurants worldwide to receive this highest ranking from the wine publication. As part of a new partnership between Commander’s Palace and Reginelli’s Pizzeria (citywide;, Davis revamped Reginelli’s wine program, which now has a greater focus on Italian wines. What goes into an outstanding wine program beyond the size and variety of your cellar? davis: What’s been a key to our success is building a passion about wine here. As far as we know, we have more people on staff who have gone through the Court of Master Sommeliers training than anyone else. We have five certified sommeliers on staff, and 22 others here have been through the training.

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Does New Orleans have a distinct preference for one style of wine over another? d: If you look at New Orleans, New York, San Francisco and Chicago as the major food and wine centers in this country, here more customers are comfortable ordering French wines, and I think that’s because of our French heritage. There’s a particularly strong interest in Burgundy and Champagne. In New York, there are places that go through a lot more old-growth Bordeaux than us. But I’ll put our Burgundy numbers up against anyone. Given our propensity for power outages here, do you get nervous about protecting wine during hurricane season? d: It’s always a concern. You always make sure your insurance is paid up and the roof is in good shape. But when they placed the wine room here 50 years ago, they used some good horse sense. It’s in the most shaded, most protected part of the property. So during (Hurricane) Isaac, of course we worried about it, but we had a plan and we did fine, even if that meant chef Tory (McPhail) had to go by a few times to refuel the generator. — IAN MCNULTY

longtime Mexican restaurant Vera Cruz. A thorough overhaul has given the space a contemporary design. There’s a happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the bar and sushi bar only, with $3 sushi rolls and drink specials. Kakkoii serves lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner Tuesday through Sunday, and it stays open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Munch Factory relocates

The Munch Factory (6325 Elysian Fields Ave., 504 324-5372; raised the bar for restaurants in its Gentilly neighborhood when it opened last year with a menu combining New Orleans traditions (Creole gumbo, roast beef po-boys) and more classical traditions (the fines herbes chicken is one of my favorite examples of roasted chicken around town). Recently, proprietors Alexis and Jordan Ruiz moved the Munch Factory to a new location near the University of New Orleans (UNO) campus. Initially, the Munch Factory will keep its same schedule, serving dinner Tuesday

through Saturday and lunch on Fridays only. By October, Alexis Ruiz says, they plan to add lunch on more days. This new Munch Factory is significantly larger than the original location, both in the dining room and the kitchen. “Before, the kitchen was the size of a bedroom, now it’s like a living room,” Ruiz says. “We made it work, but it was really difficult.” The larger kitchen will allow Jordan to expand his menu and serve on a regular basis some dishes previously available only as specials. One of those is fines herbes chicken, which is first sauteed, then roasted and finished with a creamy sauce of fines herbes, a textbook French culinary bouquet of tarragon, chives, parsley and chervil. Panko-crusted potato croquettes with smoked Gouda and tasso and green beans complete the plate and neatly showcase what this kitchen does best. The Ruizes also plan to expand the menu with more salads, gourmet pizzas and other dishes intended to appeal to UNO students and faculty looking for quick meal options. The Munch Factory may add bicycle delivery service catering to the UNO campus, and a full bar is in the works pending a liquor license.

5024 W. Esplanade Ave., (504) 889-7770 The oyster boat pasta comes with andouille and red gravy.

Restaurant R’evolution 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277 Tajarin noodles are topped with lump crabmeat, saffron and leeks.

Two Tony’s Restaurant 8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-0801 Hearty crawfish pasta features fettuccine in spicy creamy sauce.



menu Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food.

“Drinking out of a martini glass is like swimming laps in a hot tub. There’s no way to do it without a lot of liquid winding up all over the place. Try to manage it with one hand and you’ll most likely spill unless you brought a level with you. Do it with two hands and you look like a toddler with a sippy cup.” — Jason Kessler, a Los Angeles-based food writer, from a rant against martini glasses on Bon Appetit’s Nitpicker blog.

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in house and plated with small, smartly dressed salads of fresh greens. But it’s probably prudent to leave with a croissant or cinnamon roll anyway. Local pastry chef Megan Forman had planned to open Gracious at the end of August, just as Hurricane Isaac arrived. She launched it after the storm, and Gracious is now open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday in a stretch of town that doesn’t have many food options. Gracious opened in the ground floor of the new headquarters for the local construction company Woodward Design+Build. The building was completed last year and was designed with a few leasable retail and office spots for neighborhood businesses. Forman is a New Orleans native who plied her pastry arts in New York before returning home to work as pastry chef at Bayona and later as assistant pastry chef at the upscale sweets emporium Sucre. She runs Gracious with her husband Jay Forman, a local writer. Gracious specializes in catering platters, and Forman recommends calling a day in advance for these orders. The cafe is a pleasant place for a quick, dine-in meal, too. Breakfast choices are mainly baked goods like scones, muffins and croissants, and at lunch there are a few salads and sandwiches like rosemarycrusted roast beef with horseradish cream cheese and caramelized onion on kaiser roll, meatloaf with tomato jam and cheddar on ciabatta, and ham with pecan cheddar spread, pepper jelly and apple slices on a baguette. Coffee drinks are made with products from French Truck Coffee (, a local small-batch roaster. Gracious is open 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.



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Get cold beer, cold drinks and hot burgers in our parking lot before the game. The WAT-AAH folks will be out there sampling their premium water, a favorite of #12 Marques Colston. If you’re tailgating somewhere else, come by Rouses first. Our butchers have a great game-day lineup of steaks, ribs and chicken, along with grill-ready seasoned meats. And we’ve got tailgate essentials – ice, drinks, charcoal & more.


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Out 2 Eat is an index of Gambit contract advertisers. Unless noted, addresses are for New Orleans. Dollar signs represent the average cost of a dinner entree: $ — under $10; $$ — $11 to $20; $$$ — $21 or more. To update information in the Out 2 Eat listings, email, fax 483-3116 or call Will Coviello at 483-3106. Deadline is 10 a.m. Monday.

AMERICAN CAFE BEIGNET — 311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; www. — The Western omelet combines ham, bell peppers, red onion and white cheddar, and is served with grits and French bread. The Cajun hash browns are made with andouille sausage, potatoes, bell peppers and red onions and served with a scrambled egg and French bread. No reservations. Bourbon Street: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Royal Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $$ TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 — The Lotto burger is a 6-oz. patty served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Frostop’s secret sauce and cheese is optional. There are waffle fries and house-made root beer. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BAR & GRILL BAYOU BEER GARDEN — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris

DMAC’S BAR & GRILL — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 3045757; www.dmacsbarandgrill. com — Stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed po-boys or pulled-pork sliders topped with barbecue sauce. Bar noshing items include seafood beignets with white remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ DOWN THE HATCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., latenight Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ SAUCY’S BBQ GRILL — 4200 Magazine St., 301-2755; www. — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The chochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $


7357; — Top a 10-oz. Beach burger with cheddar, blue, Swiss or pepper Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms or house-made hickory sauce. Other options include a grilled chicken sandwich. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 525-8045; www. — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honeyDijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret. com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin. Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. The cochon de lait panini includes slowbraised pork, baked ham, pickles, Swiss, ancho-honey slaw, honey mustard and chili mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.Sun., lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola. com — Pravda is known for its Soviet kitsch and selection of absinthes, and the kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit steak served with truffle aioli. No

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O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840; www. — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFEE/DESSERT PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ OAK — 8118 Oak St., 3021485; — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$



ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp

MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served

with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; www. — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, 569-1401; — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$


OuT to EAT 252-4800; www.mojitosnola. com — Mojitos serves a mix of Caribbean, Cuban and Creole dishes. Aruba scallops are seared and served with white chocolate chipotle sauce with jalapeno grits and seasonal vegetables. Warm walnut goat cheese is served with yuca chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

DELI KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — The wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. The Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. The Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., 529-1416; — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www. — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes panseared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffeeand coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., 8918495; www.martiniquebistro. com — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GOURMET TO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-8146; www.breauxmart. com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ ITALIAN PIE — 3706 Prytania St., 266-2523; www.italianpie. com — In addition to regular Italian pie pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches, this location offers a selection of entrees. Seared tuna comes over a spinach salad with Thai peanut dressing. Baked tilapia is topped with crabmeat and creamy bordelaise and served over angel hair pasta with glazed baby carrots. No reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 436-8950; www. — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch,

try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Open Sundays before New Orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; www. — Try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$









MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$

ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ page 44

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CHIBA — 8312 Oak St., 826-9119; www.chiba-nola. com — Chiba puts creative local touches on Japanese cuisine. The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Pork belly steamed buns are served with Japanese slaw and pickled onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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OuT to EAT page 43 ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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WASABI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. The Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., 943-1122; www. — This Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN — 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; — At chef Paul Prudhomme’s restaurant, signature dishes include blackened Louisiana drum, Cajun jambalaya and the blackened stuffed pork chop. Lunch service is deli style and changing options include po-boys and dishes like tropial fruit salad with bronzed shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., 593-8118; — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes like semiboneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZACHARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www. —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and charbroiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE GREEN BURRITO NOLA — 3046 St. Claude Ave., 949-2889; the-green-burrito-nola — The steak burrito features Cajunspiced beef slow-cooked with bell peppers, banana peppers, onion and squash and rolled in a flour, spinach, whole wheat or tomato-basil tortilla with basmati rice and beans. Spicy fish tacos are dressed with house pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $ JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 4869950; www.juansflyingburrito. com — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; — This surf shack serves California-

Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-0972; — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www. — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www. — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www. — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855; www. — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www. — These cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, 302-2674 — The Sicilian pizza

894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza. com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www. — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. The Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., 252-6745; — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. The Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $


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ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., 309-7557; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. The chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $


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3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New Orleans favorites. The thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 8993374; www.mahonyspoboys. com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original poboys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www. — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. The veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria. com — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herbroasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; — Menus vary by location but generally

BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., 241-2548; www. bigmommaschickenandwaffles. com — Big Momma’s serves hearty combinations like the six-piece which includes a waffle and six fried wings served crispy or dipped in sauce. Breakfast is served all day. All items are cooked to order. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

STEAKHOUSE CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., 522-7902; www.chophousenola. com — This traditional steakhouse serves USDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. The menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Diner daily. Credit cards. $$$ CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks. com — Order USDA prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. There are porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three diners to share. Bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ SANTA FE TAPAS — 1327 St. Charles Ave., 304-9915 — The menu includes both tapas dishes and entrees. Seared jumbo scallops are served with mango and green tomato pico de gallo. Gambas al ajillo are jumbo shrimp with garlic, shallots, chilis and cognac. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner




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LE VIET CAFE — 2135 St. Charles Ave., 304-1339 — The cafe offers pho, banh mi, spring rolls and rice and noodle dishes. Pho is available with chicken, brisket, rare beef or meatballs and comes with a basket of basil, bean sprouts and jalapenos. Vietnamese-style grilled beef ribs come with a special sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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SUKHO THAI — 4519 Magazine St., 373-6471; 1913 Royal St., 948-9309; — Whole deep-fried redfish is topped with fried shrimp and scallops and served with vegetables and threeflavored chili sauce. Pineapple seafood curry includes either shrimp or a seafood combination in spicy red coconut curry with crushed pineapple, bell pepper, broccoli, zucchini and sweet basil. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., 482-6266;— The watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

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VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8362007; — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$




THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., 322-2446; — The Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. Other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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Anger Management Comedian Lewis Black turned venting into an act. By Will Coviello


land and then to the University of North Carolina, where he became interested in theater. In Chapel Hill, he tried stand up comedy and bombed at the rock club Cat’s Cradle and figured he’d pursue an academic career teaching drama and writing plays. But a successful play convinced Black to give the theater world a try. A few years later, he entered the Yale University School of Drama. “It did good in a lot of ways, but little in the way of playwriting,” Black says. “It helped my standup and friendships. But it was astonishing: They never ever talked about plot. Ever. They were like, ‘Why don’t you do some art?’ And it was like, ‘OK, we’ll do some art.’ “Plot was like this mystery to me. They didn’t even like playwrights. They didn’t like (Tennessee) Williams or Arthur Miller or Clifford Odets. But they liked Chekhov. Chekhov was good. Williams and these other guys — you can’t at least teach something about plot from them? You didn’t have to like them. Just, ‘Here’s what a plot is like.’ But they didn’t even teach them.” Black then moved to New York City and set up shop at the West Bank Cafe’s Downstairs Theatre and Bar, where he presented plays and served as host. The theater presented works by a young Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Newsroom) and Alan Ball (American Beauty, Six Feet Under). “We did absolutely more new American one-act plays than any theater in the country for eight years,” Black says. “And what we learned from that is that no one likes one-act plays.” But during that time, he got more comfortable onstage from introducing plays every night. And the 100-seat theater hosted standup nights on Saturdays. Then a fellow comedian, Dan Ballard, offered him some advice. “‘I don’t get it, you’re really angry, and you’re not yelling. I’m not angry at all and I am yelling. When you get up there, I just want you to yell your act,’” Black recalls him saying. “And when I got up there, I

started yelling and it worked. I was Lewis Black prepares for a like ‘Oh f—k, that’s why I am funny. week on Broadway at his I am funny when I am angry.’ It only New Orleans concert. took me 35 years to figure out.” PHOTO BY CLAY MCBRIDE He honed the angry persona and began a more lucrative comLewis Black edy career at clubs like Catch sEpt A Rising Star. He’s put out a 8 p.m. Sunday stream of books, CDs (won two Mahalia Jackson Grammys), DVDs and appeared Theater, 1419 Basin in nearly 20 films, from Woody St., 504-287-0351; Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters www.mahaliajackto doing voices for animated features. Since 1998, he’s been a regular on The Daily Show, skewering subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street to social media or whatever else gets his blood boiling and his audience howling. Since the style emanates from his natural reactions, it’s easy for him to continually introduce new material into his act. “I do like that (angry) character,” Black says. “I know that whatever (irritating thing) happens, I get to work it out at night.”


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atching the current presidential campaign and its orbiting pundits, Lewis Black is concerned about his career. “I try to present myself as crazier than what I am seeing, and now they have stretched the limits,” he says, almost laughing. “Unless I am hospitalized, I don’t know how much further I can go.” But it doesn’t take much to get him started on the subject. And just like in his Comedy Central specials and segments on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, both his trademark sputtering state of agitation and cutting insights spill forth over the phone from his home in New York. “Did you watch the Republican National Convention?” he asks but doesn’t wait for an answer. “I wish my bathroom were that white. It’s like watching a group of people who are freaked out that they’re going to lose their power. “And then you look at the Democrats and you go, ‘Holy f—k, could you guys dress up? Pretend? Present yourselves.’ They all look homeless. Both sides present themselves in such a fashion that I get why the other side says ‘I am not going to deal with them.’” Black isn’t a political comedian so much as the subject is unavoidable. And he’s not without hope. “I work from whatever makes me angry,” he says. “A lot of what I see is political now. That’s what makes me the maddest. I look and I can’t believe these people are this age and still pulling this shit. It’s like they never grew up. “The kids are way ahead of the arc. The next group has gotten over some of the social stuff some of these f—king monkeys don’t comprehend. They get gay marriage. They get diversity. It doesn’t freak them the f—k out.” Black prides himself on having an audience that spans generations, and he says his fans get his act, meaning that it’s only in bars that they expect him to spew jokes in Tourette syndrome-like convulsions of outrage. While he is best known for his comedy, Black’s first love was theater. He’s performing in New Orleans this week in preparation for a weeklong standup stint on Broadway, but he’s also got a play in production in New Jersey. Called One Slight Hitch, it’s in its third production. It’s one of 40 plays he’s written. Black grew up in suburban Maryland, and after his first job as a graveyard-shift package sorter at the post office, he headed for college, first to Mary-




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Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo marsalis & the Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — ben polcer, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen street Jug band, 10 Three Muses — andrew Duhon, 4:30; schatzy, 7

tHURSday 20 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — babes, prom Date, rhodes, 7 Armstrong Park — Charmaine neville, 5; rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco twisters, 6:15 Bistreaux — aaron lopez-

barrantes, 7 Blue Nile — micah mcKee & little maker, 7 Bombay Club — tony seville & roberto perez, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — easley/ paco project, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — David torkanowsky, 5; george french trio feat. ellen smith, 9 Carrollton Station — malone brothers, 9 Circle Bar — bob andrews & friends, 6; the nightbreed, 10 Columns Hotel — Kristina morales, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse

— new orleans streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — washboard rodeo feat. april mae & the June bugs, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — wendell brunious & the Jazz all-stars, 9:30 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — stooges brass band, 10 House of Blues (Parish) — HrVrD, maps & makers, luxley, Donovan wolfington, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — Jadakiss, 10 page 52





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Blue Nile — ray moore, John smart, Dave Cappello, Jeff albert, 10 Bombay Club — roberto perez, 6 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — paul longstreth, 5 Checkpoint Charlie — major bacon, 11 Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — treme brass band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — tom Hook & wendell brunious, 9:30 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Dysfunktional bone, 10 The Maison — gregory agid, 6; magnitude, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — madam butterfly, 6; pocket aces brass band, 9:30 Old Point Bar — Josh garrett & the bottom line, 8 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Spotted Cat — andy forest, 4; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 6; aurora & the royal roses, 10 Tipitina’s — beach House, Dustin wong, 9 Tulane University — ellis marsalis, 7

gravity a, 11 Bombay Club — roberto perez, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — mike Dill, 7 Cafe Negril — sam Cammarata & Dominick grillo, 7:30; another Day in paradise, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — matt lemmler, 5; sasha masakowski, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — meschiya lake & tom mcDermott, 7; april mae & the June bugs, 9:30 Circle Bar — Jim o. & the no shows, 6 Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — tin men, 7; walter wolfman washington & the roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Cristina perez, 9:30 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Vagabond swing, 10 House of Blues — lauren mann, 7 House of Blues (Parish) — Curren$y’s Jet lounge, 11 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — DJ sessions & Kermit ruffins, 6; brass-a-Holics, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5; irvin mayfield’s noJo Jam, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — patrick Cooper, 9 The Maison — erika flowers, 6; Upstarts, 9 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — meghan stewart Quartet, 6; the business, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Joe Krown, noon; salvadore liberto, 8 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — lars edegran & topsy Chapman feat. palm Court Jazz band, 7:30 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Rock ’N’ Bowl — santiago, 8:30


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The Inn on Bourbon — DeSantis Duo, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Henry Butler, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Kim Carson, 9 Loa Bar — Lenny Green & the Contracktors, 9 The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5; tarik Hassan, 7; Eric Gordon, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — the trio, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Alabama Slim Blues Review, 6; 30x90 Blues Women, 9:30 Oak — Kristin Diable, 9 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Nasimiyu Murumba, 6 Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6 Old U.S. Mint — Matt Hampsey & Bruce Barnes, 3 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Mark Braud & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Preservation Hall — New Birth Brass Band feat. tanio Hingle, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Republic — FIGURE., 9 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Chubby Carrier, 8:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Henry Butler, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 St. Roch Tavern — J.D. Hill & the Jammers, 8:30 Three Muses — tom McDermott, 4:30; Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 7:30 Tipitina’s — Firewater, Zydepunks, 9 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6

FrIday 21 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Friday Night Music Camp feat. Unnaturals, 5 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Bayou Beer Garden — Pontchartrain Wrecks, 9 Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7; Holderbeast Presents, 10; Big Sam’s Funky Nation, 11 Bombay Club — Leslie Martin, 6; Lisa Lynn & trio, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Jerry

Jumonville, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Matt Hampsey & Robin Barnes, 5; Lena Prima, 9 Carrollton Station — Drew Young Band, Joe Andragna, 9:30 Checkpoint Charlie — N’awlins Johnnys, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — thomas Johnson & the News, 10:30 Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; Big Rock Candy Mountain, Bantam Foxes, 10 Columbia Street, downtown Covington — Royal & Dumaine Hawaiian, Carlo Ditta, Kipori Woods, 6 Columns Hotel — Alex Bachari trio, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 The Cypress — Why We Fight, Bonnie & Clyde, Pancake, Virginia Dare, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Dash Rip Rock feat. Bunny & the Playboys, 10 Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Hall — Big Daddy O, Wardell Williams, Amedee Fredrick, 6:30 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric traub trio, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Lil Iffy, 10 Historic New Orleans Collection — Paul Soniat, 6 Hotel Mazarin — Jerry Christopher, 4:30 House of Blues — Black Magnolia CD release feat. Liquid Peace Revolution, Slack Adjuster, 9 House of Blues (Parish) — Prytania CD release feat. tributaries, Henry:the:Fifth, 10 Howlin’ Wolf — Big Sun, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — My Graveyard Jaw, Crooks, 10 The Inn on Bourbon — DeSantis Duo, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Henry Butler’s Birthday Party, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Josh Paxton, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 5; Foot & Friends, 9 Landlubbers Pub & Club — Ched Reeves trio, 8 Le Bon Temps Roule — Bill Malchow, 7 The Maison — those Peaches, 5; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7; Freekbass trio, 10; Kidnap Orchestra, midnight Maple Leaf Bar — George McConnell, 10

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BORN TO BE WILD 3-D (PG) — morgan freeman narrates the documentary about two animal preservationists: Daphne sheldrick, who created an elephant sanctuary in Kenya, and Dr. birute mary galdikas, who set up an orphanage for orangutans in borneo. Entergy IMAX BOURNE LEGACY (PG-13) — this installment of the films based on the robert ludlum novels sees its characters’ stakes triggered by Jason bourne’s actions. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 THE CAMPAIGN (R) — two buffoonish congressional candidates (will ferrell and Zach galifianakis) find themselves locked in a dead heat as election Day approaches in the new orleans-shot comedy. AMC Palace 10 ,AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER (R) — a couple

THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY (PG-13) — while on a family vacation in spain, a young business consultant finds his family is missing and learns they will die if he does not deliver a missing briefcase. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 COSMOPOLIS (R) — David Cronenberg directs robert pattinson as a young millionare whose empire starts to collapse around him as his takes a limo ride across manhattan. Canal Place THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13) — the final installment of Christopher nolan’s batman series takes place eight years after the last film and introduces the characters Catwoman and bane. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Entergy IMAX DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (G) — in the latest installment of the book-turned-film series, greg Heffley (Zachary gordon) finds himself in the middle of a summer vacation gone wrong. AMC Palace 20 THE EXPENDABLES 2 (R) — the male action star overloaded sequel finds the team reuniting for a seemingly easy job that goes terribly wrong. AMC Palace 10 ,AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 FINDING NEMO: 3-D (G) — the pixar film about a fish who sets out on a journey to find his son returns to the screen in 3-D. AMC Palace 10 ,AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL ... (R) — a pair of reluctant roommates operates a phone-sex hotline out of their

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BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — the museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater

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there’s no mistaking when summer’s over and Directed by Paul the fall movie season begins. that’s when the thomas Anderson Weinstein Company — which once existed in a different form as Miramax — releases the sort of Starring Philip serious and challenging films that make critSeymour Hoffman, ics’ hearts sing, just in time for the all-important Joaquin Phoenix awards season. Miramax earned an astonishing Limited release 220 Oscar nominations during the last 17 years of Harvey Weinstein’s reign, many of them richly deserved by movies with budgets far more modest than those found at the big Hollywood studios. the vast majority of Miramax award winners always arrived between Labor Day and Christmas. In 2012, there’s no better fit for the now-widespread fall movie aesthetic than writer-director Paul thomas Anderson. His previous film, There Will Be Blood, took the Academy by storm (eight nominations) and later was named “best film of the decade” by publications ranging from Rolling Stone to The New Yorker. Anderson’s new film, The Master, will probably do almost as well with tributes and awards. Like There Will Be Blood, it’s a brooding character study with spectacular central performances that explores recent history to illuminate the dark side of the American Dream. It’s stark, vivid and hugely cinematic, but it’s also a movie that’s easier to admire than it is to love. The Master stirred controversy long before its arrival in theaters. Anderson admits to finding inspiration for his story in the life of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, and it’s not a flattering portrait. But the film quickly transcends those origins through the talented Philip Seymour Hoffman, who plays budding 1950s cult leader Lancaster Dodd with a frail humanity that is clearly his own creation. Matching Hoffman blow-for-blow is Joaquin Phoenix, who returns to serious work after a long absence and delivers a memorable turn as war-damaged Freddie Quell, an ideal mark for the manipulative Dodd. Military shrinks poke and prod Freddie’s psyche but have no chance of easing the alcoholic drifter’s entry into post-war consumerist society. that’s where “the Cause” — Dodd’s vision for personal healing through time travel to past lives — comes into play. Anderson’s movie comes by its epic scale and visual splendor honestly. The Master is the first narrative movie shot on 65mm film in more than a decade — this is the format that helped give Lawrence of Arabia and The Sound of Music their unmistakable grandeur. that magic comes through largely unscathed by today’s 4K digital projectors. An organic and dissonant score by classically trained Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood serves as a foil for the visuals and provides an ideal backdrop for Freddie’s and Dodd’s troubled souls. But soul is the one intangible attribute to which the movie can’t really lay claim. The Master may fall a little short of the Anderson masterpiece for which many had hoped. But it’s powerful enough to make you believe the filmmaker’s best work is still ahead. — KEN KORMAN



THE POSSESSION (PG13) — A couple’s daughter becomes obsessed with an antique wooden box, which they later discover contains an evil force. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 PREMIUM RUSH (PG-13) — A bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) finds himself in a life-and-death chase through Manhattan. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 20 RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION (R) — A deadly virus continues to turn people into zombies, and Alice (Milla Jovovich) hunts for those responsible for the outbreak. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (R) — Aubrey Plaza is a magazine intern who finds a man (Mark Duplass) seeking a partner for time travel. Chalmette Movies

SPARKLE (PG-13) — Whitney Houston, in the last role before her death, plays the mother of an ambitious girl group during the height of Motown. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies TURN ME ON, DAMMIT (NR) — The film follows a 15-year-old Norwegian girl consumed by her hormones and erotic fantasies. Chalmette Movies THE WORDS (PG) — A shallow wannabe-writer (Bradley Cooper) passes off someone else’s novel as his own, prompting the real author (Jeremy Irons) to threaten to destroy his reputation. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

OPENING FRIDAY DREDD (R) — A law enforcer given the power of judge, jury and executioner in a dystopian future is forced to bring order to a notorious slum and its resident drug lord.

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (PG-13) — A divorcee (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter (Jennifer Lawrence) seek a fresh start in a new house, but they instead encounter a chilling mystery that haunts their small town. TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE (PG-13) — Clint Eastwood stars as an ailing baseball scout who takes his daughter (Amy Adams) along for a final recruiting trip.

sPEcIAl scREENINGs AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY (NR) — Alison Klayman’s film is about the renowned Chinese artist and activist, who in recent years has garnered attention for his ambitious artwork and political provocations. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. Friday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; “BATMAN & ROBIN” IN HECKLEVISION — Audience “heckles” via text message appear alongside the film during the screening. Visit www.facebook. com/hecklevision for details. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Tuesday, Republic, 828 S. Peters St., 528-8282; EAST OF EDEN (NR) — James Dean stars in Elia Kazan’s 1955 adaptation of the John Steinbeck. Tickets $5.50. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. FUNNY GIRL (G) — Barbra Streisand stars in the 1968 biopic of comedian Fannie Brice, which traces her life from her early days in vaudeville to her career with the Ziegfeld Follies. Tickets $5.50. 10 a.m. Sunday and Sept. 26, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; LAS ACACIAS (NR) — An Argentinean truck driver who prefers solitude realizes that something has been missing from his life when he’s unexpectedly joined on a drive by a woman and her infant. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. Friday,

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; THE ROOM (NR) — This “comedy” has been called “the Citizen Kane of bad movies.” Tickets $8. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. TEARS OF GAZA (NR) — Norwegian filmmaker Vibeke Lokkeberg’s acclaimed documentary captures Israel’s brutal invasion of Gaza, focusing on three children through the war and the period after the ceasefire. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. Friday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; WTF: AN OKAYMENTARY (NR) — The documentary is about the online community that’s geared for hip-hop fans, and it features artists Questlove, Common, Little Brother and others. The screening is part of the Musically Speaking film series curated by DJ Soul Sister. Email or visit for details. Free admission. 7 p.m. Monday, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www.

cAll FOR FIlMMAKERs SOUTHERN SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL. The Lafayette film festival, held Nov. 15-18, seeks student films, short films, documentaries, features, animation and music videos. There is a $20 entry fee. Email info@ or visit for details. Application deadline is Oct. 1 AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 527-6012






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SLEEPWALK WITH ME (NR) — Based on Mike Birbiglia’s autobiographical one-man show, an aspiring comedian tries to deal with his struggling career, ambivalence in his relationship and an worsening sleepwalking problem. Prytania

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OPENING MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., 568-6968; — “The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. Opening Friday.

GALLERIES ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — Annual faculty exhibition, through Oct. 1. ANTIEAU GALLERY. 927 Royal St., 304-0849; www. — Bicycle sculpture by Katrina Brees, through September. Works by Chris Roberts-Antieau, Bryan Cunningham and John Whipple, ongoing.

BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; — “This is How We Roll,” works by University of New Orleans graduate students; “Work,” mixed media by Sallie Ann Glassman; both through Oct. 6. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; www. — Oil paintings, prints, postcards and license plates by Bernard Beneito, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “New Orleans Loves to Second Line All the Time,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 A St. Claude Ave., — Pop art by Sarah Amacker, through Oct. 9. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www. — “Dream Documents,” works by Raine Bedsole, through Sept. 28. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-

CARROLL GALLERY. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, 314-2228; — “Kinderszenen,” works about childhood, memory and nostalgia by seven artists, through Oct. 18. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; — “(to you),” paintings by Meghan Methe, through Saturday. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; — Hand-carved works in wood by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 5243936 — “The Mystique, The Brilliance,” mixed-media portraits by Chic Connell, through Sept. 27. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032; www. — “Border/ Line,” works by Katrina Andry and Happy Burbeck, through Oct. 27. FOUNDATION FINE ART GALLERY. 608 Julia St., 5680955; — “All Alive and Close Enough to Touch,” prints by Rob Stephens, through Nov. 3. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; — Works by Andrew Miller; painting and installation by Rachel Amanda Jones; sculpture and performance art by Philip Berezney; “Fair & Used,” curated by Ryan WatkinsHughes; all through Oct. 7. GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP. The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — “Summer Showcase II,” a group exhibit by gallery artists, through Sunday. HALL OF FRAME GALLERY. 5312 Canal Blvd., 488-8560; hallofframeneworleans. — Acrylic and watercolor works by Jan Wilken, through October. HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 525-7300; www. — “Between the Pages,” works by Aaron McNamee, through Monday.

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Louisiana Contemporary Ogden Museum of Southern Art 925 Camp St. (504) 539-9600

Following in the wake of the Contemporary Arts Center’s epic series of Nola Now exhibitions that ran from last autumn to last month, one might reasonably ask how the Ogden Museum’s newly minted Louisiana Contemporary survey show would set itself apart from those massive excavations of recent regional art that appeared just across the street. Although this show is large, featuring more than 80 works by more than 40 artists, it manages to highlight some surprisingly underexposed talents while presenting veteran artists in an interesting new light. Curated by Rene Paul Barilleaux of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, Louisiana Contemporary was culled from more than 600 works by nearly 200 artists from all over the state, and it reflects the importance of contemporary visual artists to this city’s identity as a global leader in cultural innovation. Perhaps because New Orleans is a profoundly humanistic city, its longstanding flair for abstraction may seem surprising, but it also is true that local abstraction tends to be unusually sensual, as we see in the pristine compositions of well-known artists like Aaron Collier, Anastasia Pelias, Deborah Pelias and Wayne Amedee. Less well-known but no less pristine is the work of Covington artist Ken Tate, whose pop abstractions fairly crackle with prismatic gestural electricity, or the canvases of University of New Orleans undergrad Dixie Kimball, which channel original abstract expressionism with startling efficacy even as Amite artist Mik Kastner’s spidery kinetic sci-fi sculpture Hoodwink is in a class by itself. Outstanding mixed-media works by Adam Mysock and Hannah Chalew and videos by David Sullivan (pictured) and Courtney Egan round out the impressive roster of subjectivity. More explicitly humanistic concerns appear in the eerily psychological work of Isoko Onodera and Jessica Goldfinch as well as in photographs by Angela Berry, Zack Smith, Maja Georgiou and Kevin Kline among others. While the show is in many ways a mixed bag, it qualifies as an auspicious beginning for an ambitious new undertaking by Ogden. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., 361-6620 — “Tale of the Swamp Monster,” mixed-media drawings and paintings by Kelli Scott Kelley, through Sept. 27. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.

com — “Q the Cloud, Personal Haunts and Delta Marvels,” oil paintings by Oscar Quesada, through September.

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; — No Dead Artists National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition, through Sept. 28.

LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www. — “They Were Hopelessly Outnumbered,” sculpture and drawings by John Donovan, through Sept. 29. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; www.martinechaissongallery. com — “Infinite Flux,” oil paintings by Batya F. Kuncman, through Sept. 29.

NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., 529-7277; — “Peinture et Verre,” paintings of glass sculpture from the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, through September. NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, 314-2406; www. page 61

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ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by Taft McWhorter, sculpture by Hernan Caro, jewelry by Betsy Meyers Green, works by Bob Rue; all through September.

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HOME OF THE Hand Grenade® UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Flourish,” mixed-media and site-specific installations by Christine Sauer, through Oct. 6.

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; — “Living With Pop,” works by Andy Warhol, tom Wesselmann, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring and others, through Sept. 29.

VIEUX CARRE GALLERY. 507 St. Ann St., 522-2900; — “Portraits of the South,” works by Sarah Stiehl, through Sept. 25.

PARSE GALLERY. 134 Carondelet St. — “Arranging Suitcases,” works by Avery Lawrence, through Sept. 28. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., 8966369; www.newmanschool. org — “Adjust,” works by Sidonie Villere; “Correlation,” works by Jonathan Ferrara; both through Sept. 28. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 5237945; — Works by Nellrea Simpson, Chip tipton, tamra Carboni and Caren Nowak, ongoing. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 710-4506; — Photographs of Louisiana wildlife and landscapes by Lane Lefort, through September.

SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www.sorengallery. com — “Wind,” mixed-media sculpture, installation and works on paper by Ann Schwab, through Sept. 29. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. — “Carried,” drawings by Robyn Denny, through Oct. 7. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 5689050; www.stellajonesgallery. com — “the Indomitable Spirit of Mr. I,” three-dimensional works by Mr. Imagination, through September.

EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY. 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — “Becoming Louisiana: Path to Statehood,” a traveling exhibit commemorating 200 years of Louisiana statehood, through Sunday.

Call for artiStS ART HOME NEW ORLEANS. the annual self-guided tour of home art collections and artists’ studios seek artists and art collectors for the event. Visit www. for details. Application deadline is Sept. 28. FRINGE FESTIVAL YARD ART TOUR. Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422 A St. Claude Ave., www. — Submissions are needed for the fest’s neighborhood walking tour. Art must be visible from the street or accessible to pedestrians in the Marigny, St. Roch, St. Claude or Bywater areas, maintained through the Fringe Festival, installed with permission of the property owner and free to visit. Email heather@nofringe. org or visit for details. Submissions deadline is Oct. 15. SPUN CROSSROADS ART IN MOTION MARKET. the weekly indoor artist market featuring art, crafts and fashion by local and regional artists, with an emphasis on re-purposed materials, seeks artists and craftspeople. Email or visit www. for details.

muSEumS HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; — “Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century,” an exhibition of the collection’s significant acquisitions since 2000, through Feb. 8.

STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., 304-4392; — “In a Mind’s Eye,” sculpture by Jason Robert Griego, ongoing.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm. — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January 2013.

TEN GALLERY IN THE SALON STUDIO. 4432 Magazine St., 333-1414 — “Falling Down,” works by Jeff Rinehart, through September.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; — “the Louisiana Plantation Photos of

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; — “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,” an exhibition examining the complicity of physicians and scientists in Nazi racial health policies, through Oct. 15.

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NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 5661136; — “the Power of Art as Healing,” paintings by Richard C. thomas, through Sept. 29. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — “Ralston Crawford and Jazz,” through Oct. 14. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7, 2013. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; — “Louisiana Contemporary,” a juried exhibition of contemporary Louisiana art; “New Southern Photography”; Louisiana photographs from the museum’s permanent collection; “Historic Louisiana Landscapes and Portraits”; works by H. Cole Wiley and Lin Emery; all through Sunday. Jewelry by Lauren Eckstein Schonekas of Construct Jewelry, ongoing. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 5690405; www.southernfood. org — “Lens on the Larder: the Foodways of Southern Appalachia in Focus,” an exhibition of photographs and oral histories by Larry Smith and Fred Sauceman, through Friday. “tanqueray Olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21, 2013. “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.






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SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Linens and Libations,” paintings and sculpture by Elaine Gleason, Eddie Granger and Christina Gracim, through Sept. 26.


Robert tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; both ongoing.

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ThEATER BALM IN GILEAD. NOCCA Riverfront, Nims Blackbox Theatre, 2800 Chartres St., 940-2875; — mark routhier directs the nola project and Cripple Creek theatre coproduction of lanford wilson’s play. tickets $25 general admission, $20 students, seniors and artists, $15 on thursdays. 7:30 p.m. thursday-sunday through september. BINGO! THE WINNING MUSICAL. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www. — becky allen, tracy Collin and Dorian rush star in the interactive musical comedy about friends who drive through a terrible storm in the name of their weekly obsession. tickets $20. 8 p.m. fridaysaturday and 6 p.m. sunday. C’EST LA VIE. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 568-6990; htm — Jessie terrebonne and ann mahoney portray two down-ontheir-luck 1950s paris cabaret chanteuses who, after being forced to sing edith piaf songs every night, debut some original

material. tickets $20. 8 p.m. thursday-saturday. FULLY COMMITTED. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www. — Kyle Daigrepont plays a struggling actor in new York who mans the chaotic reservations desk of a swanky manhattan restaurants. tickets $15. 8 p.m. thursday-saturday. GAWDZILLA. Studio A at the Steak Knife, 888 Harrison Ave., 488-8981; — Chris Champagne’s one-man political satire is a series of rants, monologues and sketches. tickets $10. 8 p.m. friday and sept. 28. LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 468-7221 — gary rucker directs the musical based on the movie about a California sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard law to win back her ex-boyfriend. tickets $35 general admission, $33 seniors, $30 student/military. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday through september. THE NERD. Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road

(off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 893-1671; — in larry shue’s play, an unassuming architect receives an unexpected visit from the awkward, inappropriate man who saved his life in Vietnam. tickets $15 general admission, $10 students. 8 p.m. friday-saturday and 2 p.m. sunday. SPUD & MO PRESENT: THE BICKERSONS. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; — Husband and wife actors spud and mo mcConnell bring to life the 1930s-’40s radio show. 8 p.m. friday. VERBATIM VERBOTEN. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www. — actors present dramatized readings of surveillance tapes, wiretapped conversations, on-camera diatribes, released emails and other transcripts of notorious recorded conversations. tickets $8. 8 p.m. wednesday through oct. 24. WAITING AROUND: THE RESTAURANT MUSICAL. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www. — ricky graham and Harry mayronne’s musical comedy that once had an off-broadway run depicts life in the service industry. Visit www.waitingaroundthemusical. com for reservations. tickets $20. 8 p.m. monday. THE ZEITGEIST CHRONICLES. Dillard University, Samuel DuBois Cook Theatre, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., 8164857 — stephen montagne’s multimedia play, which is primed for an upcoming off-broadway run, sees multigenerational storylines converge as the country elects its first african-american president. Visit for reservations. tickets $22.50 general admission, $12.50 students and seniors. 8 p.m. thursdaysaturday through sept. 29, 3 p.m. sunday.

BURLESQUE & CABARET BANNED BOOKS BURLESQUE. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; — the reverend spooky lestrange and Her billion Dollar baby Dolls performance also features a

banned book raffle benefiting the national Coalition against Censorship. tickets $10. 10:30 p.m. friday-saturday. BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www. — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday. LE ROYAL ROUGE SHOW. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., 5336600; www.harrahsneworleans. com — Comedian Jodi borrello hosts the parisian-style show of cancan dancing and variety acts. tickets start at $30. 8 p.m. wednesday-sunday through oct. 28.

FAMILY THE UGLY DUCKLING & THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; — lightwire theater presents its glow-inthe-dark production combining moving sculpture, dance and technology. tickets $25 general

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StAGE LISTINGS REVIEW admission, $15 CAC members, students and children 10 and under. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, through September.

AUDItIONS ALADDIN JR.. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie, 8852000; — The theater seeks children ages 7-12 for its Fall Theatre Kids! production of the show. Email for details. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., 671-5012; — The women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 453-0858 or visit www. for details. 7 p.m. Monday. MARDI GRAS CHORUS. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; — The men’s barbershop harmony chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 363-9001 or visit for details. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St. — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn, 4501 Eve St., 826-5605 — The long-running local improv troupe performs. Visit www. for details. Tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; — The New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www. — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Blvd., 834-7979; www. — The club hosts a monthly comedy night with local and national standups. Free admission. 9 p.m. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www. — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www. — The double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. Tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. THE FRANCHISE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — The weekly showcase rotates TNM house improv troupes, including Claws with Fangs, Stupid Time Machine, Super Computer, Chris and Tami and The Language. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. GIVE ‘EM THE LIGHT OPEN-MIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tuesdays. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 784-0054; — PissYoPants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring Louisiana comedians and live music. Visit www.pissyopants. com for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday. LEWIS BLACK. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052; — The comedian and author known for the Comedy Central series Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart performs. Tickets $45-$70. 8 p.m. Sunday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www. — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday.

PASS THE MIKE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — The show combines stand-up and improv comedy. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Saturday.

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Monologues and Musings … for Money, Honey Monologues and Musings … for Money, Honey, a light-hearted show that’s raising funds for soon-to-be-outof-work Times-Picayune employees, recently premiered at Mid-City Theatre. Longtime TimesPicayune society columnist Nell Nolan (pictured) wrote the script, which she performed along with her niece Ashley Nolan and TimesPicayune political cartoonist Steve Kelley. Kelley and Nell were among the more than 200 people laid off during the paper’s recent firings, but Nell will continue her social column at the paper. The show doesn’t address the issues at The Times-Picayune. Instead, it features short sketches about various topics. The material and delivery were uneven, but the packed house on the Sunday when I saw the show was clearly enchanted. Although Nell gets credit for authorship, Kelley offered his own stand-up comedy routine. Kelly was engaging as he offered reflections on the absurdities of life. He pondered what people could learn by reading the list of ingredients on food products. He noted the list for Haagen-Dazs: “Milk, sugar and yolk of egg.” Not egg yolk, but yolk of egg! “What hole of ass thought that one up?” Kelley wondered. The monologues were mostly humorous. Nell began by addressing imaginary actors who would “midwife” her creation. To say this playwright takes herself seriously is an understatement. For her, the reading is a sacred moment. The actors must breathe, hold hands, become family. The play is a melodrama about a rich, socially prominent family and follows the heroine, Melpomene, whose lover is leaving her for a television meteorologist. Ashley played a young woman named Cornelia and told of her complex relations with her family’s housekeeper Lula Mae. This fascinating narrative began with Cornelia calling Lula Mae both her “black momma” and a witch who had power over her. She believed Lula stole silverware from the family’s plantation house in the country. It turns out Lula did not steal the silver, and the housekeeper lied to her in order to prevent a tragic love affair with Lula’s nephew. “She loved me,” concluded Cornelia. “That was her power over me.” Nell assigned herself most of the comic roles, and some were outrageous. She appeared as a scheming Mexican shopkeeper, a down-home Y’at marrying off her daughter and a beleaguered Uptown matron trying unsuccessfully to give a lesson on Dante’s Divine Comedy. This last part bears a striking resemblance to the best-known sketch by monologist Ruth Draper. Fred Nuccio directed the show and kept things moving briskly. Nell says she hopes to bring the piece back in November. — DALT WONK

TER OF ATTENTION. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — The sketch and improv troupe presents the sketch comedy show. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039

Freret St., 231-7011; www. — The theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. Tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; www. — The weekly open-mic comedy

showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday. TNM STUDENT UNION. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — The show features up-and-coming performers, new student troupes and improv class recitals. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Thursday.


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family TUESDay 18 KINDER GARDEN: BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE GARDEN. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — Children and ac-

companying adults explore the world of insects through age-appropriate activities. tickets $10 members, $12 nonmembers. Call 2934722 or email lvaughn@ for details. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. tuesday. TODDLER TIME. Louisiana

THURSDay 20 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — the

ogden offers art activities for kids during weekly after Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

EVENTS TUESDay 18 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — the weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, green plate specials and flowers. Visit for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DINNER WITH A CURATOR. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944 — in the monthly series, museum staff and guests discuss a topic world war ii-related topic while eating a threecourse dinner from the american sector. Kimberly guise presents “Chow time” for

FAIR TRADE AND NEW ORLEANS. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. — elected officials and others in the community discuss the fair trade movement, the campaign to support fair trade certification for coffee growing cooperatives and how to make the port of new orleans a fair trade port. free admission. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDay 19 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; — the semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of world war ii-related topics. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. noon. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday. WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAY. Galvez Restaurant, 914 N. Peters St., 595-3400; — the women’s networking and social event features wine specials. Visit www.womenwinewednesday. com for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


LIFE@50+ EXPO. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. — aarp’s annual event features celebrity guests including Hoda Kotb, emeril lagasse, leVar burton and others, a “movies for grownups” film festival, fitness classes, live music by preservation Hall Jazz band, Kermit ruffins, soul rebels and Hiroshima, and more. Call (800) 8832784 or visit events for details. admission $25 members, $35 nonmembers. thursday-friday. PRESIDENTIAL CENTENNIAL GUEST LECTURE SERIES. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 865-2074; www. — new orleans archbishop gregory aymond discusses “Catholic education: gifts and Challenges in 2012 and beyond.” 7 p.m. SUSTAINABILITY SERIES. Green Building Resource Center, 841 Carondelet St., 525-2121; www.globalgreen. org — a panel discusses “water management strategies for Coastal louisiana” at the event hosted by global green, aia new orleans and the U.s. green building Council. free admission. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.



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Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm. org — the museum hosts special tuesday and thursday activities for children ages 3 and under and their parents or caregivers. admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m.

this month’s event. reservations are required. admission $20 children under 12, $60 members, $65 nonmembers. 6:30 p.m.

eral Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; — the epilepsy foundation of louisiana holds a monthly support group for adults who have or are impacted by epilepsy or seizure disorders. the group meets in the foundation board room. Call (800) 960-0587 or email for details. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.



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NOVAC Decades Bash

the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) celebrates its 40th anniversary with a fundraiser party. the event features short films, including an array of 40-second teasers and two award-winning films from the recent 48 Hour Film Project, in which filmmakers create seven-minute films, from script writing through final editing, in a long, sleepless weekend. there also will be live music and DJs, food and drink specials. the center was created in 1972 when new, inexpensive, hand-held video cameras launched a generation of filmmakers and were taken Decades Bash up by all sorts of artists, community orsEPT 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday ganizers and aspiring filmmakers. Now, NOVAC is a multifaceted nonprofit that Republic NOLA, 828 rents equipment and studio space, ofS. Peters St., 504fers classes and workshops with industry pro528-8282; www. fessionals, helps actors network with tV and film companies shooting locally and sponsors film projects. It recently supported Maggie Hadleigh-West and her film Player Hating, as well as Flood Streets, Helen Krieger’s film about artists, musicians and homeowners coming home to the 9th Ward following the Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures. It’s also supporting Peabody and multiple Emmy winner Bryan Myers’ project Eat to the Beat; John Richie’s documentary about violence in New Orleans, Shell Shocked; and Vincent Morelli’s If the Children Are OK, a follow up to Left Behind, which is about New Orleans’ failing public schools. Visit for information about its programs. tickets $20 and up. — WILL COVIELLO

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CELEBRATION. Madame John’s Legacy, 632 Dumaine St., 568-6968; www.crt. — the Friends of the Cabildo host events to celebrate the opening of a Louisiana State Museum exhibition of Newcomb College pottery. Events include a gala Friday and antique appraisals, lectures and more on Saturday. Visit www.friendsofthecabildo. org for details. NOVAC 40TH ANNIVERSARY DECADES BASH. Republic, 828 S. Peters St., 528-8282; — the nonprofit New Orleans Video Access Center celebrates its anniversary with a fundraiser featuring a “40-Second Film Festival,” live music and a DJ, food and drink specials. Visit decades for details. Admission starts at $20. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ROSS GUBERMAN LECTURE. Loyola University College of Law, room 308, 7214 St. Charles Ave., 8615668; — the author and president of Legal Writing Pro, LLC discusses the the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act briefs filed in the United States Supreme

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NATIVENOW WILD WALKS. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. — Garden caretaker tyrone Foreman and Orleans Audubon Society education chairwoman Wendy Rihner lead a guided birding walk. Reservations and binoculars are required. Call 293-4726 or email for details. Admission $5 members, $10 nonmembers. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PEACE DAY. Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — the event aims to address the city’s homicide epidemic, and participants are invited to bring copies of pictures of loved ones lost to violence for a memory wall. there will also be free health screenings and live music by Billy Iuso and Restless Natives with George Porter Jr., Papa Mali, Renard Poche and others. Visit peacedayneworleans for details. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. RENAISSANCE MARKETPLACE OF EASTERN NEW ORLEANS. Renaissance Marketplace, 5700 Read Blvd. — the market offers cuisine from area restaurants, shopping, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFT GALLERY ANNIVERSARY GALA & AUCTION. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 523-7945; — the

event features a live auction benefitting the educational outreach programs of both Rhino and KIDsmARt, food, wine and live music. Admission $15 per person, $25 per couple. 6:30 p.m. RISING TIDE. Xavier University, 1 Drexel Drive, 486-7411; — the daylong blogging and new media-centric summit discusses the future of New Orleans. Panel topics include the New Orleans’ media landscape, running a business in New Orleans, parenting in New Orleans and more. Visit for details. Admission $18-$48. ROCKIN’ WITH THE NOLA STARS. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 581-4367; — the fundraiser for Bridge House/Grace House is a Dancing With the Stars-style event featuring local celebrities paired with professional dancers. Call 821-7135 or e-mail wolivio@ for details. tickets $40 general admission, $75 VIP admission. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Sankofa Farmers Market, ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave., 8754268; — the weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishers. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SHAMPOOCH DOG WASH. Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St., 899-9119 — the store has dog washes for $10 for small dogs and $15 for large dogs to benefit the LA/SPCA. Visit www. for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m SPUN CROSSROADS’ ART IN MOTION. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; — the weekly indoor market features art, crafts, fashion from local and regional artists and demonstrations. Email wlaker@ or visit for details. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. second Saturday of the month. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — the market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call 355-4442 or visit for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SUNDAY 23 NO/AIDS WALK. Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St. — the walk raises money for prevention, care and support services of the NO/ AIDS task Force. Visit www. for details. Registration 8 a.m., 10 a.m. walk.

MONDAY 24 FOOTBALL CAMP FOR HER. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., 561-1234; www.neworleans. — the “ladies night out” benefit for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research and awareness programs features a football seminar lead by Saints players Lance Moore, Pierre thomas and Cameron Jordan; hor d’oeuvres, a fashion show, breast cancer resources and more. Visit www.footballcampforher. com for details. Admission $75. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. IRVIN MAYFIELD LECTURE. Tulane University,

Lavin-Bernick Center, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall — the jazz trumpeter

and New Orleans cultural ambassador discusses “the Art of Building Good Ideas” for the tulane School of Architecture lecture. Call 3142361 or email ccrosby1@ for details. Free admission. 6 p.m. MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY GOLF CLASSIC.

English Turn Country Club, 3201 Rue Parc Fontaine, 392-6590 — In addition to

restaurant tastings throughout the course and a steak dinner at the end of the day, the golf tournament features two hole-in-one prizes: a $10,000 giveaway and a new BMW. Call 288-7626 or visit for details. 11:30 a.m. TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS FUNDRAISER. Pavilion of

the Two Sisters, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 482-4888 — the Malcolm Jenkins

Foundation presents the fundraiser with food from local restaurants, a raffle and door prizes, an auction of sports memorabilia and autographed items, live music and more. Visit for details. Admission $125. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

SPORTS SAINTS. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., 587-3663; — the Saints play

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Call for VoluNTEErs AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; www. — the American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patientservice programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit for details.

CASA NEW ORLEANS. the organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. the time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at 5221962 ext. 213 or email for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER. the center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call 717-4257 or email for information. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. the group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email peter.schamp@ or

LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. the Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Dionne Simoneaux at MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at 888-5880 for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit and

WorDs THE DIANE TAPES READING SERIES. Maple Street Book Shop at Bayou St. John, 3122 Ponce de Leon St.; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — Ben Kopel and Anne Marie Rooney host a reading series featuring Ben Pelhan, Lara Glenum and Kristin Sanders. 6 p.m. Friday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., 913-9073; www. — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. GEOFF WYSS. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; — the author signs and reads from How. 6 p.m. tuesday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — the weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. M.H. HERLONG. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; www. — the author signs Buddy. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www. — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spokenword and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturdays. RICHARD SEXTON & RANDY HARELSON. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — the authors discuss and sign New Roads and Old Rivers: Louisiana’s Historic Pointe Coupee Parish. 5:30 p.m. thursday. SOCRATES CAFE. St. Tammany Parish Library, Folsom Branch, 82393 Railroad Ave., Folsom, (985) 796-9728 — the philosophical group holds a monthly discussion. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. SPEAKEASY SUNDAYS. Club Caribbean, 2441 Bayou Road, 957-9666; — the club hosts an open-mic poetry and spoken-word night every Sunday at 7 p.m. Visit for details. Admission $5. STUART WOODS. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — the author signs and reads from Severe Clear. 6 p.m. Friday. T. GERONIMO JOHNSON. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — the author signs and reads from Hold It ’Til It Hurts. 6 p.m. thursday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; — the group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email for details.

Call for WrITErs BELLE JOURNAL. the bi-annual literary journal for Southern women (or Southern men with Southern belle pseudonyms) seeks submissions in a variety of mediums for its debut issue in December. Email for details. FICTION AND NONFICTION WORKSHOP. The Writing Institute at the Arts Council, 935 Gravier St., 5231465; — Writer James Nolan teaches a workshop in writing fiction and creative nonfiction on Wednesdays through Dec. 12. Email or visit for details.

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ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES Antique Dining Room Set.

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LEGAL NOTICES CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 2012-7452 DIVISION P SECTION 7 THE SUCCESSION OF DOROTHY B. HOWARD NOTICE OF FILING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION AND FINAL ACCOUNT NOTICE IS GIVEN that LINA HOWARD, Administratix in the above numbered and captioned matter, has filed a petition for authority to pay estate debts of the succession in accordance with a Tableau of Distribution and Final Account filed in these proceedings. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of ten (10) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the petition must be filed prior to its homologation.

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Attorney: Wilson C. Boveland 1739 St. Bernard Ave New Orleans, LA 70116 504-931-6608 Publication: Gambit 9/18/12


IN RE: SUCCESSION OF LUCILLE B. SINGLETON NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Administrator of the above estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable herein described to-wit: Improvement bearing Municipal Number 1925 Wilton Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122, Mirabeau Gardens Subdivision, more particularly as follows: TWO CERTAIN LOTS of ground, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, prescriptions and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana in the Third District of the City of New Orleans, in Square No. 4, Section C of Mirabeau Gardens Subdivision designated as Lots Nos 13 and 14.

UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: For the sum of SEVENTEEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS and no cents ($17,500.00), in said property less the usual and customary expenses of the sale, all as per the agreement to purchase and sell. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedents herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with the law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT MARILYN GUIDRY DEPUTY CLERK ATTORNEY: Elaine Appleberry 405 Greta Blvd., Ste. 107 Gretna, Louisiana 70053 (504) 362-7800 Publication: Gambit 9/18 & 10/9/12


NO. 709-343 DIVISION P

SUCCESSION OF DAVID MALCOLM BORDELON NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE EARLYN MARIE BORDELON, the duly appointed administratrix of the Succession of David M. Bordelon, has made application to the court for sale, at private sale, of the immovable property described, as follows: ONE CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATED IN CHENIERE CAMINADA, IN GORMLEY SUBDIVISION, PARISH OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA, LOCATED AND MEASURING AS FOLLOWS: SAID LOT IS KNOWN AS LOT #13, MEASURES ON CANAL #1, OF GORMLEY SUBDIVISION FIFTY (50) FEET, THENCE RUNNING TO ROAD B. 79’98., THENCE ADJOINING ROAD B, FIFTY (50) FEET, THENCE RUNNING TO CANAL #1, 79.98. FEET BETWEEN EQUAL AND PARALLEL LINES OF 50’ X 79’98 FEET. Said lot being the same property acquired by David M. Bordelon from Henry Schneider by Act passed before Eddie Bruce Jr., dated April 7, 1999, registered in Jefferson Parish COB 3005 Page 287 on April 13, 1999. on the following terms and conditions, to-wit: for the amount of $50,000. 00, cash, less the usual expenses to be paid by vendor. Notice is now given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of decedent, and of this estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with the law. By order of the court, Masie Comeaux DEPUTY CLERK Attorney: PHYLLIS C. COCI 3422 CLEARY AVENUE

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Patricia Ann Moore CLERK OF COURT

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SUCCESSION OF DOROTHY DALTON SMITH TWINE NOTICE OF FILING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this estate and all other interested persons to show cause within seven days from the publication of this notice, if any they have or can, shy the tableau of distribution filed by JOYCE MARIE TWINE, Testamentary Executrix, should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance with it. Joann Gasper DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Dated: SEPT 11 2012 Attorney: Frank W. Lagarde, Jr. 4141 Veterans Blvd. #212 Metairie, LA 70002 Tel No: (504) 885-3332 Publication: Gambit 9/18/12

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO: 583-396 DIVISION M SUCCESSION OF DOMINIC J. GEMELLI NOTICE Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this Estate and to all other persons herein interested to show cause within seven (7) days from this notification (if any they have or can) why the First Tableau of Distribution presented by the Administrator of this Estate should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance herewith. By order of the Court Marilyn Guidry, Clerk Attorney: Alan P. Dussouy (05235) 909 W. Esplanade Ave. Suite 106 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 496-9600 Publication: Gambit: 9/18/12



SUCCESSION OF ONEX DARA STEVENSON (a/k/a Dara Stevenson) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO PAY DEBTS AND EXPENSES NOTICE IS GIVEN to the creditors of this Estate and to all persons herein interested that a First and Final Tableau of Distribution has been filed by D. Randolph Waesche, Independent Testamentary Executor of this Succession, with his Petition praying for homologation of the First and Final Tableau of Distribution and for authority to pay certain expenses and debts of the Decedent’s succession; and that the First and Final Tableau of Distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this Notice. Any opposition to the Petition Filing First and Final Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to homologation.

Attorney: JOEL A. MENDLER BALDWIN HASPEL BURKE & MAYER, L.L.C. Address: 1100 Poydras Street 3600 Energy Centre New Orleans, LA 70163 Telephone: 504-585-7885 Publication: Gambit, 9/18/12





NOTICE IS GIVEN that the dative executor/administrator of this succession has petitioned this court for authority to sell interest of Willie Williams and Julia Johnson Williams in the following immovable property at private sale in accordance with the provision of article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for the sum of $20,000.00 all cash at the time of sale, with the seller to pay standard vendors closing fees. The immovable property proposed to be sold without warranty at private sale is described as follows:

NOTICE IS GIVEN that John B. Gremillion, Jr., Testamentary Executor of the Succession of Doris Gremillion Judge, has applied for an Order authorizing him to execute an Act of Sale and transfer title of the Succession’s interest in the immovable property described as follows, to-wit to Mark Gerard Faurie on the terms and conditions more fully set forth in the purchase agreement with the application:

One certain lot of ground together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all of the rights, ways privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Fourth District of the City of New Orleans, Square 303, Lot 12, bounded by Saratoga, South Franklin, Third and Fourth Streets and measures 30 feet front on Fourth Street by a depth of 96 feet between equal and parallel lines.

Lot 33, Square 158, Section 8, Terrytown Subdivision, bearing the municipal number 648 National Avenue, Terrytown, LA 70056

Improvements thereon bear Municipal Number 2105-07 Fourth Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

NO: 708,304 DIVISION: G


The final order granting such authority may be issued after the expiration of ten (10) days from the last date of this publication. An Opposition may be filed by the heirs, legatees, and creditors at any time prior to the issuance of the Final Order. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, JON A. GEGENHEIMER, CLERK 24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF JEFFERSON Joanne Gasper DEPUTY CLERK AUG 23 2012 Maurice Le Gardeur Attorney for Estate of Doris Gremillion Judge 304 East Boston Street, Covington, LA 70433 Phone: (985) 892-1420 Facsimile: (985) 892-1797 GAMBIT: 8/28/12 & 9/18/12 ANYONE KNOWING THE Whereabouts of Blain Tompson or his heirs, please contact Atty. Jauna Crear, 4747 Earhart Blvd, Ste I, NOLA 70125, 504-3651545 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Calvin Jules Duvalle, 2011 Kansas Avenue, Kenner, LA 70062, please contact Geralyn Garvey, (504) 838-0191 ANYONE Knowing the Whereabouts of Derek Ian Bravo a/k/a Derek Bravo, please contact Norlisha Parker Burke, Atty, 504-444-1943 “Anyone knowing the whereabouts of James Hollis Jr., Denise Hollis, Marc Hollis, Cynthia Hollis Donner, Kathy Hollis, Grace Hollis, Frances Hollis Wilson, Reginald Hollis, Penelope Hollis Humphries, Gerald Rousell, Elie Rousell, Marva Rousell and/or any of their heirs or legatees, please contact Attorney Catharine O. Gracia, 639 Loyola Ave., 26th Floor, New Orleans, LA 504-576-3750.” Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Milton Peterson, Iris Peterson, Iona Peterson, Sandra Peterson and/or any of their heirs or legatees, please contact Attorney Catharine O. Gracia, 639 Loyola Ave., 26th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 576-3750.

Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within ten (10) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. BY ORDER OF THE COURT DALE N. ATKINS, CLERK OF COURT A. Patrick Dehon Jr. Attorney at Law 1539 Jackson Ave. Suite 600 NOLA, LA 70130 Tel: 504-587-1500 Publish: Gambit 9/18/12

Proposal #12-002

SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. central standard time Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in the Clerk of Court’s Office, Accounting Office, 200 Derbigny Street, Suite 5600, General Government Building, Gretna, LA at which time bids will be opened and publicly read for furnishing the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court with: DIGITAL IMAGE CONVERSION TO ARCHIVAL QUALITY MICROFILM FOR THE JEFFERSON PARISH CLERK OF COURT


NO. 08-2986 DIVISION B IN RE: SUCCESSION OF RICHARD S. MCBRIDE, JR. NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE WHEREAS, the Executor of the Succession of Richard S. McBride, Jr., has made application to the Court for the private sale of immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: Undivided 1/18th of 5.09 acres of land in Orleans parish, Louisiana more fully described as: One Certain Farm or tract of land situated in the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, on the right bank of the Mississippi River, at a distance of about 6 miles more or less below the City of New Orleans, being identified as Form No. AB1R in accordance with a map containing a compilation of surveys of the front portion of the Stanton-Shamrock and Delacroix Plantations, in the Fifth District of the City of New Orleans made by F. G. Stewart, Civil Engineer, on November 27, 1946, revised by said Civil engineer on December 21, 1946, on July 17, 1947, and on April 3, 1948 and on August 26, 1948, a copy of which map has been filed in the office of the custodian of Notarial records for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, on September 7, 1948, where it appears on record in Plan Book NO.1, folio 40; Farm AB1R herein so measures 718 feet, 7 inches (719’7”)more or less along the northeastern line, 310 feet long along its northwestern line, 310 feet along its southeastern line and 700 feet, 5 inches more or less along the southwestern line, and contains 5.09 acres, all as will be seen by records of the said map hereinabove referred to. Together with all the rights, ways, privileges, and servitudes thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining including all of the mineral rights. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The total sales price of $ 4,722.22, all cash to seller. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with the law. BY ORDER THE COURT, DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk

Specifications may be obtained from Jefferson Parish, Clerk of Court’s office.

Attorney: Deborah L. Wilson Attorney for Succession oF Richard S. McBride, Jr.

The Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, in whole or part and waive informalities, pursuant to the law.

808 Moss Street New Orleans, LA 70119 Telephone: (504) 488-4493 Facsimile: (504) 488-4497


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Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I have a really crazy background. I changed careers a few times and I’m in my late 40s. A friend suggested that I use what he calls a “functional” résumé instead of a chronological résumé. Since my best jobs were years ago, maybe that could work for me. You’re the expert, what do you think?” — Darryl W., Mandeville, LA

Functional résumés that are not organized according to your chronological job history have fallen out of favor with employers for one primary reason… When an accomplishment occurred is often just as important as that it occurred. If someone is attempting to sell you Enron stock, the fact that it performed well in 1996 is simply not going to persuade you to buy it now. By forcing a prospective employer to piece together exactly when, and for which job, a specific accomplishment occurred, as a functional resume generally does, you are creating a burden that fewer and fewer potential employers are willing to take the time and energy to bear.



Dear Darryl, Functional resumes have been touted for years as a “sure cure” for those who have changed careers a few too many times, for older job candidates trying to hide their age, or for jobseekers with gaps in their employment histories. In fact, functional resumes have often been recommended by career professionals and even some resume writers. In a functional résumé, your career information is shown in sections based on the type of accomplishments and Grant Cooper skills you have, as opposed to the job and dates in which they occurred.


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Employers have an understandable preference for recent accomplishments. By submitting a functional resume, you give employers the challenge of attempting to match data the best they can. “Oh, it looks like the bulleted item, “Ranked #1 in District with $2.3 million in sales,” was not during either of his previous two positions, it was 12 years ago at Xerox.” It may be wonderful that you won a sales award 12 years ago, and as a résumé writer, I will include that. However, I won’t make the employer work to find out when and with whom it was earned.

Of course, as a résumé writing professional, I have clients who achieved great accomplishments years ago, and often for reasons beyond their control, they have much less to say about their more recent career. That is exactly where my role as a résumé writer comes in. Rather than taking the easy road with a functional résumé that simply confuses or hides the information, I capitalize on those aspects of your more recent job experience in a manner that can reflect positively on your skills. I make the case that your current or more recent experience is just as weighty as positions held before. The résumé that has proved to be the most effective in today’s job market is the combination format résumé. It features a summary section near the top, documents each job, beginning with the most recent, and clearly outlines the responsibilities, competencies, and descriptions for each position. Also, right there, next to each job item, significant accomplishments, awards, and results that the candidate earned or achieved are highlighted. Everything is a tradeoff, and a functional resume does take the focus from a recent career downturn. But my recommendation is that the functional resume, with the time-consuming gymnastics it requires to match accomplishments with each position, and turns off far more employers than it attracts. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant is currently ranked in the Top 2% of 340 LinkedIn National Résumé Writing Experts and has fulfilled contracts for the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, the NFL, the NBA, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations throughout the nation.

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3BR/2.5BA, lg den, LR, DR, built in kit., granite cntrtps, all appl. included. Near Fire Dept & public trans. $1400/ month + deposit. (504) 282-0617


1 BR upper, 900 sf. Furn kit, w/d, cent a/c, front & rear balcony. Water pd. $800/mo. Dep & lease. Zimmerman Property Service \, 504-494-0970

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Furnished Near univ, 1 br, furn kit, wood flrs, cen a/h, new bath, w/d on site. 1 blk to streetcar & Oak St. $1150/mo, Lease. 504-415-1030

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LR, Kit & Bath. Hdwd flrs. Totally electric & stove is in apt. $450 Deposit & Rent $700 monthly. 504-416-5923



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